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Department of Defense announces death of Staff Sergeant Kevin McEnroe of Tucson at Jordanian base

Posted at 8:43 AM, Nov 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-29 00:29:09-05

The Department of Defense has confirmed that one of three U.S. soldiers that died on November 4, 2016 in Jafr, Jordan was 30-year-old Army Staff Sergeant Kevin J. McEnroe of Tucson, Arizona.

The death of the three soldiers was announced Friday.

The other two soldiers killed were identified Saturday as 27-year-old Army Staff Sergeant James Moriarty of Kerrville, Texas and 27-year-old Army Staff Sergeant Matthew Lewellen of Lawrence, Kansas.

All three soldiers were supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

An American official in Washington said one U.S. service member died at the scene and two who were wounded died at a hospital in Amman, the Jordanian capital. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because details of how the attack happened were still being investigated.

On November 28, KGUN9 obtained video from the U.S. Army of the dignified transfer of the fallen soldiers on November 7 at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. 

Staff Sergeant. McEnroe's funeral at Arlington National Cemetery is scheduled for early December. 

According to a media release, McEnroe had more than eight years of service in the Army. 

He was serving on his third overseas tour. 

McEnroe's 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. 

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.