Utah Mayor Killed in Afghan Expressed the 'Precious Right' to Vote

Utah National Guard shows Maj. Brent Taylor of the Utah National Guard. Taylor former mayor of North Ogden died in Afghanistan on Saturday Nov. 3 2018 City Councilman Phillip Swanson said. Taylor was deployed to Afg

Utah National Guard shows Maj. Brent Taylor of the Utah National Guard. Taylor former mayor of North Ogden died in Afghanistan on Saturday Nov. 3 2018 City Councilman Phillip Swanson said. Taylor was deployed to Afg

His body is scheduled to arrive in the US later Monday.

Major Brent Taylor with his wife Jennie.

Technology experts explore next generation federal networks in this free webinar.

On Oct. 18, a member of the Afghan forces targeted prominent U.S. and Afghan generals in Kandahar, killing the province's well-known police chief, Gen. Abdul Raziq, and wounding U.S. Brig.

Taylor was elected mayor of North Ogden in 2013 after serving on the City Council since 2009.

The roughly 17,000 residents of North Ogden are mourning the loss of their city's mayor - the city government writing in a statement posted to its website that Taylor had "a profound influence on this community". And, Rahmani added, Taylor taught him to "love my wife Hamida as an equal and treat my children as treasured gifts".

The death of Brent Taylor, 39, of North Ogden, Utah, marks the third USA death at the hands of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF).

A report released by the U.S. government's own ombudsman of the war reports that the Taliban have strengthened their grip in Afghanistan over the past three years and now control more territory than at any time since 2001. Other Afghan forces immediately killed the attacker, CNN reported. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley, who oversees the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military advisory mission in southern Afghanistan, was wounded in an insider attack in Kandahar province.

'He was with folks he was helping and training.

Andrew Jones gets ovation, scores in return from cancer
He was not made available to reporters after the game but told reporters last week: " I didn't want to feel like a victim ". Most people don't have the mental strength or even just the drive to want to do it, but anything is possible.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says Taylor loved the people of Afghanistan and was there to help.

Pack said Taylor's body could arrive in Utah as soon as Wednesday or Thursday. "News of his death in Afghanistan is devastating".

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said in a statement he was "heartbroken at the news" and felt "completely humbled by the service and the ultimate sacrifice offered by this courageous and selfless soldier".

Additional information is scheduled to be released later Sunday at a news conference with Herbert and Maj.

This undated photo provided by the Utah National Guard shows Maj.

Family spokeswoman Kristy Pack Taylor said students at 13-year-old Megan Taylor's junior high school wore yellow ribbons Monday to show their support.

In a Facebook post in honor of their 15th wedding anniversary in September, Taylor called Jennie Ashworth Taylor his "rock star wife" and "superwoman through birthing and raising seven children, and through four deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and over five total years of separation for military service". He was killed during his second tour of Afghanistan.

The 39-year-old was also the mayor of North Ogden, Utah. "His service will always be remembered". He served 12 years as an officer in the United States Army National Guard, including seven years on active duty.

Recommended News

  • Crude Oil Prices Slump 20% From October Highs, Enter Bear Market

    Crude Oil Prices Slump 20% From October Highs, Enter Bear Market

    US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were at $61.63 per barrel at 0125 GMT, down 4 cents from their last settlement. The Modi government has caved in, in the face of threats of United States sanctions regarding oil imports from Iran.
    Poloniex Allows Pre-Fork Trading of Both Bitcoin Cash Versions

    Poloniex Allows Pre-Fork Trading of Both Bitcoin Cash Versions

    This is the time when traders tend to shift their assets into the forking coin prior to the fork to collect the newly forked coin. A Bitcoin Cash hard fork does not mean that everyone, everywhere will open their wallet to find Bitcoin SV there, too.
    BTS performance cancelled over atom bomb t-shirt

    BTS performance cancelled over atom bomb t-shirt

    In May this year, the group reached the top of the Billboard 200 album chart with its new release "Love Yourself: Tear". BTS's planned appearance on the Japanese music show " Music Station " has been postponed .
  • The US Open Final: Who Will Make it?

    The 34-year-old Swiss won the first two sets 6-4 and 7-5, forcing an injured and struggling Djokovic to retire in the third. If she’s at her best, then she’ll make it to the final and if she performs on the day the title will be hers.
    Samsung Developers Conference 2018: Everything You Need to Know

    Samsung Developers Conference 2018: Everything You Need to Know

    The announcement means other companies can start building the voice assistant system into their own machines and devices as well. WWST helps ensure devices and services are fully optimized for the platform, so consumers enjoy the best possible experience.
    UN to grill China over interment camps

    UN to grill China over interment camps

    In July 2017, dissident activist and Nobel Peace Prize victor Liu Xiaobo died of liver cancer while under police custody. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng dismissed the censures.
  • Is No Credit Better Than Having Bad Credit?

    In fact, that’s the best possible use of credit — engaging it to do something that can help you make money. No Credit The good news about having no credit history is there’s nothing negative about you out there.
    CVS quarterly profit beats; expects to close Aetna deal this month

    CVS quarterly profit beats; expects to close Aetna deal this month

    In this case performance of tends to percentage rate of return for a stock for a given time frame. Research analysts expect that CVS Health Corp will post 7.05 EPS for the current fiscal year.
    'Predator' wind farms upset the food chain

    'Predator' wind farms upset the food chain

    Blood samples were collected from lizards picked up from both sites - areas with wind farm and area without wind farms. Researchers found nearly four times more predatory birds in areas without wind turbines than around wind farms.
  • Sports News, Mets make changes to coaching staff

    Sports News, Mets make changes to coaching staff

    Minaya, Ricco and Ricciardi ran the front office last summer after GM Sandy Alderson stepped aside to focus on his health. Bones had been the Mets' bullpen coach since 2012, when he arrived as part of a shakeup to manager Terry Collins' staff.
    DUP accuses May of 'plan for border in the Irish Sea'

    DUP accuses May of 'plan for border in the Irish Sea'

    A spokesman added that "the government will not agree anything that brings about a hard border on the island of Ireland". But she stresses that she would never allow a divide between Northern Ireland and Britain to "come into force".
    Pak television embarrasses Imran Khan with 'begging' slip-up

    Pak television embarrasses Imran Khan with 'begging' slip-up

    According to the Ministry's spokesperson Hua Chunying, a number of achievements were made during the visit. It would be Pakistan's 13th rescue package from the multilateral lender since the late 1980s.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.