Washington, D.C. — The Department of Defense (DoD) has released a statement of the names of three soldiers that were killed in Niger assigned to the U.S. Army 3rd Special Forces Group based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Green Berets Staff Sergeant (SSG) Bryan Black and SSG Dustin Wright along with SSG Jeremiah Johnson were confirmed by the DoD as being killed in action on Wednesday after a large terrorist force from the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISIS-GS) ambushed the Green Beret team and its Nigerien counterparts in southwestern Niger.
Green Berets Micheal Perezoni and Brent Bartels were wounded in the fire fight and were medically evacuated to Landstuhl Regional U.S. Army Medical Center in Germany.
Department of Defense press release:
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