Afghan pilot writes emotional open letter to family of fallen U.S. colleague

The Fallen Soldier Tribute is shown at the Utah Army National Guard Recruiting building Sunday Nov. 4 2018 in Draper Utah. Military officials say a major in Utah's Army National Guard who was also the mayor of a city north of Salt Lake City was

Chugg said the community has come together to support Taylor's family, even offering to mow the lawn and help with the children. He was an inspiring man who loved you all.

The tribute was shared widely on social media, including by Utah Senator Orrin Hatch and Col. Dave Butler, a USA military spokesman in Afghanistan. So I echo the words someone recently shared with me: "Brent may have died on Afghan soil, but he died for the success of freedom and democracy in both of our countries".

A dignified transfer of Taylor's remains is expected to take place early Tuesday morning at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, Department of Defense spokesperson Col. Rob Manning told reporters on Monday. I remember him saying, "Family is not something". Rahmani said before he met Taylor, he didn't think men and women should be treated equally and he wouldn't say his wife's name out loud. His death leaves behind his wife, Jennie, and their seven children, ranging from 11 months to 13 years old.

The Salt Lake Tribune reported that Taylor died Saturday in an apparent "insider attack" in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. We [Americans] don't want another 9/11 to happen in the United States. "His loss will be felt for years to come".

"Brent's life impacted so many of us in remarkable ways, and we are grateful for the expressions of gratitude and sympathy that we have received", it reads. I assure you that the one who shot him only represents evil and violence.

Taylor, a Utah National Guardsman who was also the mayor of North Ogden, Utah, was slain in an insider attack in Afghanistan this past weekend.

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"It was attractive to see over 4 million Afghan men and women courageous threats and deadly attacks to vote in Afghanistan's first parliamentary elections in eight years". And that whether the Republicans or the Democrats win, that we all remember that we have far more as Americans that unites us than divides us. I pray that God will give you strength, peace and show you his blessings in this time of great sorrow.

This undated photo provided by the Utah National Guard shows Maj. That honor has been Brent's has he served in the Utah National Guard for the past 15 years.

A plane carrying Taylor's casket, which was covered by an American flag, landed at Dover Air Force base in DE in the early morning.

He served the Utah Army National Guard based out of Joint Force Headquarters in Draper, Utah, and had completed two combat tours in Iraq, serving as a convoy security commander and then as an adviser to an Iraqi national intelligence agency, according to the biography on the North Ogden city website.

A GoFundMe aiming to help support Taylor's family had received almost $250,000 worth of donations by Monday morning.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.

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