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1st US servicemember to die in Syria to be buried as coalition fight ramps up | Stripes

1st US servicemember to die in Syria to be buried as coalition fight ramps up | Stripes

The first American serviceman killed in the Syrian conflict will be laid to rest Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery. As his family prepared for the private burial, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced a ramp-up of the U.S. involvement in the Syria fight with the deployment of 200 more troops.

Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott Dayton, 42, was a Navy bomb technician killed on Thanksgiving Day in northern Syria.

Source: 1st US servicemember to die in Syria to be buried as coalition fight ramps up – Stripes