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    Funerals Getting Underway in Georgia for 3 Army Reserve Soldiers Killed in Jordan Drone Attack

    Funerals Getting Underway in Georgia for 3 Army Reserve Soldiers Killed in Jordan Drone Attack

    ATLANTA — Family, friends and colleagues are gathering in as funerals begin for three Army Reserve soldiers killed last month in a drone attack on a U.S. base in Jordan.

    The first funeral service was scheduled Tuesday morning for Staff Sgt. William Jerome Rivers at a Baptist church in Carrollton, west of Atlanta.

    The 46-year-old reservist and Pennsylvania native, who is survived by his wife and son in Georgia, served in uniform for more than a decade after enlisting as an electrician. The Army said his overseas deployments included a nine-month tour in Iraq in 2018. His obituary from a local funeral home called him a warm-hearted family man with a “gentle demeanor and a fierce and determined personality.”

    Following the church service, Rivers is to be buried at the Georgia National Cemetery for military veterans in Canton, just northwest of Atlanta.

    A Jan. 28 drone strike on a U.S. military outpost in Jordan killed Rivers as well as Sgt. Kennedy Sanders and Sgt. Breonna Moffett, who all received their ranks in posthumous promotions. They were assigned to the Army Reserve's 926th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, based at Moore in west Georgia.

    President Joe Biden met with the families of the fallen soldiers when their remains were returned to U.S. soil earlier this month at Dover Air Base in Delaware.

    Meanwhile, friends, former classmates and co-workers have gathered to remember the slain…

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