WE begin another year of war in Afghanistan and more US death…..
A U.S. Special Forces soldier who was killed in Afghanistan on Monday came under small-arms fire while on a foot patrol, U.S. military officials said Wednesday.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin, 34, was killed in Nangarhar province’s Achin district, an area in which U.S. forces have been combating both the Islamic State and the Taliban. The Islamic State in Khorasan, the militant group’s Afghan affiliate, established roots there in the mountainous area along Pakistan’s border in 2014, and the U.S. military launched raids and airstrikes there in 2017 as it stepped up its campaign against the group.
Golin was a Special Forces weapons sergeant with 10th Special Forces Group, of Fort Bragg, N.C., the U.S. Army Special Operations Command said in a news release Wednesday. A native of Riga, Latvia, he moved to Fort Lee, N.J., in October 2004 and joined the Army a few months later in January 2005.
Golin initially served as an infantryman, deploying once to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan. He joined Special Forces in 2014, and deployed to Afghanistan in September.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of grief…..may he rest in peace.