The service member killed in a Monday attack while deployed to Afghanistan has been identified as a 10th Special Forces Group operator, according to a Wednesday release from the Defense Department.
Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin, 34, died of his injuries following a small arms fire engagement during a dismounted patrol, the release said. Four other soldiers were wounded during the fight.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own,” U.S. Forces-Afghanistan commander Gen. John Nicholson said in a Tuesday statement. “At this very difficult time our heartfelt sympathies go out to the families and friends of our fallen and wounded brothers.”
Golin, a weapons sergeant, was deployed to Nangarhar Province with 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group out of Fort Carson, Colorado, in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.