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Army identifies Green Beret killed in Afghanistan | Army Times

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The Green Beret that was killed in Kunduz province, Afghanistan has been identified at Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Goble. Dying from injuries that were sustained during combat operations, the incident is still under investigation. This was Goble’s third deployment to Afghanistan. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2007 and 2008, where he served as a weapons sergeant. Other deployments include South Korea, Guatamala, Argentina, and Colombia. He was a senior intelligence sergeant assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group. Goble had many decorations and awards, which included (but are not limited to) the Bronze Star Medal with three Oak Lead Clusters, the Valorous Unit Award, and the Army Commendation Medal with Valor device.

This is the 17th American service member death that has occurred this year in Afghanistan; 14 of them belonging to the Army. There are currently 13,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, and the number is expected to drop. According to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, there is interest in removing troops to retrain and redeploy to the Indo-Pacific region to confront China.

Source: https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2019/12/24/army-identifies-green-beret-killed-in-afghanistan/

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