SAVANNAH, Ga. — In a solemn ceremony Thursday morning outside Windsor Forest High School in Savannah, JROTC cadets lowered the U.S. and Georgia state flags to half-staff in memory of graduate and U.S. Army Reservist Sgt. Breonna Moffett, one of three Georgia reservists killed in the Jordan drone attack.
Moffett, who died a week after her 23rd birthday, was remembered by Windsor Forest administrators and staff as a leader and a model student. Army officials announced Tuesday that she had been posthumously promoted to the rank of sergeant.
“Breonna was a drum major and cadet leader in our JROTC and she truly orchestrated the rhythm and discipline of teamwork that I know she carried with her in her continued service to our country,” said her former principal, Derrick Butler.
The staff and students at Windsor Forest, known affectionately as “the castle,” quickly organized Thursday's ceremony after getting news of Moffett's death. About 50 people attended. Moffett was among three reservists, all from Georgia, killed when an explosive drone hit a logistics base in northeast Jordan on the Syrian border. The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, a coalition of militias backed by Iran, claimed responsibility for the attack.
During a Thursday briefing, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin III said the attack hit living quarters on the American base near the Syrian border. He added there would be a multitiered response from the United…