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The U.S. soldier who was killed during an ambush attack in Somalia on Friday has been identifed as an eight-year Army veteran from Arizona who had previously served in Afghanistan.
Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Conrad, 26, of Chandler, had been supporting Operation Octave Shiel, a joint coalition effort by U.S., Kenyan and Somali soldiers to drive out the al Qaeda-affiliated group, al-Shabab, U.S. defense Department officials said Saturday.
The article goes on to state the following:
Conrad and other coalition soldiers came under mortar and small-arms fire in Jubaland, about 217 miles southwest of Mogadishu, the Somali capital.
Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Conrad, 26, of Chandler, Arizona, died of wounds caused by enemy fire in Somalia, June 8, 2018 pic.twitter.com/FSr8bnq3Zj
— Howard Altman (@haltman) June 10, 2018
US Soldier killed in Somalia identified as Staff Sgt Alexander Conrad.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 10, 2018
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