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Immediate Release

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

Nov. 4, 2018

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Maj. Brent R. Taylor, 39, from Ogden, Utah, died Nov. 3, 2018, in Kabul Province, Afghanistan, as a result of wounds sustained from small arms fire. The incident is under investigation.

Taylor was assigned to Utah Army National Guard Element, Joint Force Headquarters, Draper, Utah.

For more information regarding Maj. Brent R. Taylor, members of the media may contact Maj. David J. Gibb, Utah

Army National Guard Element, Joint Force Headquarters at 801-716-9063 or by email at