The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was part of a joint U.S. and Nigerien train, advise and assist mission.
Sgt. La David T. Johnson, 25, of Miami Gardens, Florida, died Oct. 4 in southwest Niger as a result of enemy fire. His body was recovered by U.S. personnel Oct. 6. He was assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The incident is under investigation.
For more information, media may contact the United States Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office at 910-494-1589.