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    Army Posthumously Promotes 2 Georgia Soldiers Who Were Killed by Iran Militia Drone Attack in Jordan

    Army Posthumously Promotes 2 Georgia Soldiers Who Were Killed by Iran Militia Drone Attack in Jordan

    The has posthumously promoted two of the soldiers who were killed in a drone attack in Jordan this weekend as questions remain about what transpired at the small outpost.

    The U.S. Army Reserve posthumously promoted Spc. Kennedy Sanders and Spc. Breonna Moffett to the rank of sergeant “in recognition of their exceptional courage, dedication, and leadership during Operation Inherent Resolve,” a statement from U.S. Army Reserve Command announced Tuesday, referencing the mission to defeat the Islamic State terrorist group in Iraq and .

    Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin “will be calling each of the families to personally relay his respects and is planning to attend the dignified transfer of remains at Dover Base on Friday, as well,” the Pentagon's top spokesman, Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder, told reporters at a briefing Tuesday.

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    Sanders and Moffett were killed alongside Sgt. William Rivers late Saturday when Iran-backed militants flew a drone into the living quarters at the base known as Tower 22 along Jordan's border with Syria.

    “This promotion is a small token of our immense gratitude for Sgt. Sanders and Sgt. Moffett's service and sacrifice,” Col. Robert Coker, the chief of staff for the 412th Theater Engineer Command, said in Tuesday's statement.

    All three were also Georgia residents and assigned to the 718th…

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