What were you thankful for this Thanksgiving?
The Washington Times reports:
A U.S. service member was killed in Syria on Thanksgiving after suffering wounds from an improvised explosive device.Defense Secretary Ashton Carter issued a statement Thursday on the first American loss of life in the war-ravaged nation since a special operations forces raid in 2015.The blast occurred in the city of Ayn Issa, which is located roughly 30 miles north of the Islamic State group’s stronghold of Raaqaa.
“I am deeply saddened by the news on this Thanksgiving Day that one of our brave service members has been killed in Syria while protecting us from the evil” of the Islamic State, Mr. Carter said, CNN reported.
“It is a painful reminder of the dangers our men and women in uniform face around the world to keep us safe.”
What was our president’s response?
President Ash Carter confirmed the first US Troop casualty in Syria today & offered condolences. Barack Obama went golfing. pic.twitter.com/GZngKv1Q2J
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) November 25, 2016
January 20, 2017 cannot come faster.