Three Green Berets of 5th Special Forces Killed in Jordan

Three Green Berets from 5th SFGA were killed in Jordan 2016

Three members of the 5th Special Forces Group [1] were killed in Jordan on November 4, 2016. 5th SFGA is based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The Soldiers were identified as SSG Matthew C. Lewellen, SSG Kevin J. McEnroe, and SSG James F. Moriarty. The Green Berets reportedly came under fire as they were entering a Jordanian airbase.

Three Green Berets from 5th SFGA died in Jordan Nov 2016

A U.S. Army press release [1] provided the information in italics below:

Lewellen, a native of Lawrence, Kansas, had more than six years of service in the Army. This was his second overseas tour. His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 2), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and NATO Medal.

McEnroe, a native of Tucson, Arizona, had more than eight years of service in the Army. This was his third overseas tour. His awards include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 2), and Army Service Ribbon.

Moriarty, a native of Kerrville, Texas, had more than five years of service to the Army. This was his second overseas tour. His awards include the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 2), and Army Service Ribbon.

Read More:

“Few Answers for the Family of a U.S. Soldier Slain in Jordan”The New York Times, November 5, 2016.
“Three U.S. Service Members Killed in Jordan – 4 Nov 2016”
SOF News, November 4, 2016.
“Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on U.S. Casualties in Jordan”DoD Press Release, November 4, 2016.
“Officials say three U.S. service members killed in Jordan attack”Military Times, November 4, 2016.
“Pentagon Spokesman Offers Condolences for Fallen Service Members”DoD News, November 4, 2016.
“My Speech for Jimmy”MelissaKayMoriaty.com, November 13, 2016. Eulogy for SSG James Moriaty by his sister Melissa.

Footnotes:

[1] Read history of 5th Special Forces Group by USASOC.
[2] “Press Release: 5th SFG casualties identified”, Army.mil, November 6, 2016.