The Pentagon identifies the reservists killed in a drone attack on a US base in Jordan


On Monday, the Pentagon announced the names of the three reservists killed in a weekend drone attack on a US base in Jordan near the border with Syria.

Pentagon Deputy Press Secretary Sabrina Singh announced the names at a news conference Monday afternoon: Sgt. and William Jerome Rivers, 46, of Carrollton, Georgia. Private company. Kennedy Ladon Sanders, 24, of Waycross, Georgia. And a private company. Breonna Alexandria Moffett, 23, of Savannah, Georgia.

Photo: Sgt.  William Rivers

Sgt. William Rivers.

US Army Reserve Command

Photo: Kennedy Sanders

Kennedy Sanders

Waycross City, Georgia

Rivers, Sanders and Moffett were assigned to the 718th Engineer Company, 926th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, at Fort Moore, Georgia.

“Breonna was an amazing sister and was so loved by her family and friends and always lit up the room,” Moffett’s mother, Francine, told ABC News.

Photo: Breonna Moffett.

Breonna Moffett.

Breonna Moffett’s family

The three reservists were killed Sunday when an unmanned aerial system struck their housing units where they were sleeping at the time.

“The loss of Sergeant William Jerome Rivers, Corporal Kennedy Ladon Sanders and Corporal Breonna Alexandria Moffitt has left an indelible mark on the United States Army Reserve,” Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels, chief of the Army Reserve and commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, said. “On behalf of the Army Reserve, I share the grief felt by their friends, families and loved ones. Their service and sacrifice will not be forgotten, and we are committed to supporting those left behind in the wake of this tragedy.”

Rivers enlisted in the Army Reserve as an in-house electrician in 2011, according to a statement from Army Reserve Command. He completed a 9-month rotation in Iraq in 2018 as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, for which he was awarded the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal with Campaign Star – just one of many awards and decorations he received during his years of service.

Sanders was recruited in 2019 as a horizontal structural engineer. I completed an 8-month course in Djibouti to participate in Operation Enduring Freedom. She received numerous awards and decorations during her time with the Army Reserves, including the Global War on Terrorism Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and others.

Moffitt was also recruited in 2019 as a horizontal structural engineer. In 2023, she was assigned to 718th Engineer Company, 926th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, Fort Moore, Georgia. She has been awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon for her service.

The accident, which killed the three reservists and injured at least 40 others, is still under investigation.

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