Tributes Pour In After Utah Mayor Brent Taylor Killed in Afghanistan


Taylor also left behind his seven children, ranging from 11 months to 13 years old. I still have the scars of this brutal war on my right leg.

Taylor was killed in an apparent "insider attack" by a member of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces he was helping to train in Kabul. And that whether the Republicans or the Democrats win, that we all remember that we have far more that unites us than divides us.

The incident was the second such insider attack in less than two weeks, after an Afghan commando killed one person and wounded two other people on October 22.Taylor leaves behind a wife and seven children ages 11 months to 13 years. "I am proud of the courageous Afghan and US soldiers I serve with". We wanted to help.

Utah was in mourning following the news of Taylor's death, and many prominent figures offered their condolences. "Your husband taught me to love my wife Hamida as an equal and treat my children as treasured gifts, to be a better father, to be a better husband and to be a better man".

In a statement afterwards, she said it was "only fitting" that he returned home on Election Day after giving his life for the freedom of Americans.

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"He died on our soil but he died for the success of freedom and democracy in both our countries", Rahmani wrote. "'United we stand, divided we fall.' God Bless America". When you think of our country and his sacrifice, I can't imagine your sorrow or sense of loss, but please don't think that the violent act that look his life is representative of our sentiments towards Americans. He was an inspiring man who loved you all. "It's bitter", Maj. Gen. Jefferson S. Burton, the adjutant general of the Utah National Guard, said on Sunday. He was not serving with any other Utah National Guardsman or units at the time of his death, but was supporting special operations forces in the region. Brent R. Taylor at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Nov. 6, 2018.

In a Facebook post in honor of their 15th wedding anniversary in September, Taylor called Jennie Ashworth Taylor his "rock star wife" and "superwoman through birthing and raising seven children, and through four deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and over five total years of separation for military service".

It seems only fitting that Brent, who in death now represents something so much greater than any of our own individual lives, has come home to USA soil in a flag-draped casket on our Election Day.

A GoFundMe page was launched Sunday with more than $292,000 raised. "People will complain about things, complain about the government, complain about the way things are but they won't go out and vote", said Turner.

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