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Utah mayor Brent Taylor killed while serving in Afghanistan

Utah National Guard shows Maj. Brent Taylor of the Utah National Guard. Taylor former mayor of North Ogden died in Afghanistan on Saturday Nov. 3 2018 City Councilman Phillip Swanson said. Taylor was deployed to Afg Not planning to vote Tuesday? This slain soldier's words should change your mind
Deanna Wagner | 09 November, 2018, 14:51

He included three pictures, two showing Afghanis voting and one posing with an Afghanistan soldier died fighting the Taliban, who Taylor called "my dear friend".

According to the New York Times, Taylor, had taken leave from his position to serve with the Utah National Guard in Afghanistan and had been part of an advisory team training staff in an Afghan commando battalion in Kabul.

Less than a week before his death, he wrote on Facebook about watching Afghans vote.

This undated photo provided by the Utah National Guard shows Maj.

The body of a Utah mayor who was killed in Kabul was flown back to the USA on Tuesday morning ahead of the midterm elections a week after he urged people to vote.

He was expected to return to his mayoral position in January. Your husband taught me to love my wife Hamida as an equal and treat my children as treasured gifts, to be a better father, to be a better husband, and to be a better man.

The remains of Maj.

Taylor's body was flown back to the Dover Air Force Base in DE overnight.

'I do believe that Major Taylor felt he was among friends, with people he was working with, ' Maj. "And so I echo the words someone recently shared with me, Brent may have died on Afghan soil but he died for the success of freedom and democracy in both of our countries".

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"It seems only fitting that he has come home to United States soil in a flag draped casket on our Election Day, ' Jennie said, acknowledging the post about Americans" "precious" right to vote. "And it has been mine just as long as I have proudly stood by his side". And it has been and will continue to be the great honor of our seven children for the rest of their lives, and I pray for many generations to come.

"I am heartbroken at the news that we lost one of our own today in Afghanistan and feel completely humbled by the service and the ultimate sacrifice offered by this fearless an selfless soldier", Herbert said.

In a statement afterwards, she said it was "only fitting" that he returned home on Election Day after giving his life for the freedom of Americans.

"I hope everyone back home exercises their precious right to vote", he added. And that whether the Republicans or the Democrats win, that we all remember that we have far more as Americans that unites us than divides us.

May God forever bless America.

"The strong turnout, despite the attacks and challenges, was a success for the long-suffering people of Afghanistan and for the cause of human freedom", Taylor wrote.

According to a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spokeswoman, in Kabul, the gunman appeared to have been a member of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.

One other American service member who was wounded in the attack is now undergoing medical treatment but in stable condition, according to a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation statement.