Commissioners Condemn Drone Attack in Jordan
Published on January 31, 2024
Mourn Three American Service Members Killed at U.S. Military Base
The Morris County Board of County Commissioners mourn and condemn the loss of three U.S. Army Reserve soldiers who were killed by a drone strike in Jordan over the weekend.
Among those lost was a New Jersey resident, Sgt. William Jerome Rivers, 46 of Willingboro. Also killed were Spc. Breonna Alexsondria Moffett, 23 of Savannah, GA and Spc. Kennedy Ladon Sanders, 24 of Waycross, GA. All three were reservists assigned to the 926th Engineer Brigade based at Fort Moore, Georgia.
Rivers' awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, two Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” Device and the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal with Campaign Star.
In addition to the soldiers killed, more than 40 troops were wounded in the attack, some with cuts and bruises, but others with brain injuries and similar wounds according to the Pentagon. Eight were medically evacuated, including three who were going to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. The other five, who suffered “minor traumatic brain injuries,” were expected to return to duty.
The drone strike was one of more than 150 attacks on U.S. troops in the Middle East since Hamas launched terrorist attacks on Israel on Oct. 7. This is the first of the attacks in which American service members were killed.
Photo: (l-r) Spc. Breonna Alexsondria Moffett, Sgt. William Jerome Rivers, Spc. Kennedy Ladon Sanders. (Photos courtesy of the U.S. Army)