U.S.: Soldiers from Kan., Ariz., Texas were killed in Jordan
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Defense Department has identified three soldiers killed in a shooting last week outside a military base in Jordan.
The department said Sunday that 27-year-old Staff Sgt. Matthew C. Lewellen of Lawrence, Kan., 30-year-old Staff Sgt. Kevin J. McEnroe of Tucson, Ariz., and 27-year-old Staff Sgt. James F. Moriarty of Kerrville, Texas, died Friday after their convoy came under fire as it entered a Jordanian military base. The Defense Department said it’s investigating.
The department said the soldiers were assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group from Fort Campbell, Ky., and were supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. The public affairs office for the Army Special Operations Command didn’t immediately return a call seeking additional comment.