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    Army Posthumously Promotes Third Soldier Killed in Jordan Attack as Remains Arrive at Dover

    Army Posthumously Promotes Third Soldier Killed in Jordan Attack as Remains Arrive at Dover

    The U.S. announced Friday that it posthumously promoted one of the Georgia-based soldiers killed after a drone attack struck an installation in Jordan late last month.

    Sgt. William Rivers, 46, was promoted to staff sergeant, according to U.S. Army Reserve Command. Sgt. Kennedy Sanders and Sgt. Breonna Moffett — two other soldiers from the same unit who were killed in the attack by an -linked militia that injured more than 40 service members — were posthumously promoted earlier this week.

    The promotions came in advance of the soldiers' dignified remains transfer at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, on Friday, where President Joe Biden attended the second remains transfer of his presidency. The first was after 13 service members were killed during the chaotic withdrawal of Afghanistan.

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    Senior military leaders, including Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, were in attendance. The three soldiers were killed when a one-way drone struck their container housing units at Tower 22, a small logistics base on Jordan's border with , according to the Pentagon.

    According to The Associated Press, the Bidens, including first lady Jill Biden, met privately with the families of the fallen before the dignified transfer ceremony.

    On Thursday, during a press conference, Austin said that the drone attack on Tower 22 was…

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