03 Jan '18, 7pm

DoD Identifies Green Beret Killed in Violence-Plagued Afghan Province

DoD Identifies Green Beret Killed in Violence-Plagued Afghan Province

The Pentagon has identified the Army Special Forces soldier killed in a Jan. 1 firefight in Afghanistan as Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin, making him the first U.S. combat death of 2018. Golin, a native of Fort Lee, New Jersey, died after being wounded by small-arms fire when enemy forces attacked his dismounted patrol in Nangarhar Province, according to a press release Wednesday from the Defense Department. Golin, 34, was assigned to the Army 's 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne),at Fort Carson , Colorado. A military statement issued Tuesday said four other troops were wounded in the Jan. 1 battle in the Achin district of Nangarhar province. Two of the wounded were in stable condition, and the other two have returned to duty, according to the statement. Gen. John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, expressed condolences, saying, "We are deeply ...

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