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Pentagon identifies soldier killed in Afghanistan

Pentagon identifies soldier killed in Afghanistan”

The U.S. military has said six other crew members aboard the helicopter were injured in the crash.

Six other USA crew members were injured in the crash.

Chief Warrant Officer Jacob Sims in an Army photograph.

The soldier killed in a helicopter crash Friday near Kabul, Afghanistan, was identified Sunday by the Defense Department, NBC News reported. He was assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, as a combat engineer after completing basic and advanced individual training. Sims was 36, from Juneau, Alaska, and serving in the 4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment based at JBLM.

Sims was in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

His awards and decorations include an Army Achievement Medal, a National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal and a Global War on Terrorism Medal. "Jacob lived by a creed that few understand and even fewer embody". "He will not be forgotten and his legacy will endure through his family, friends and fellow Night Stalkers". The Pentagon said Saturday that an investigation had been opened "to determine more facts" and that further details would be released "as appropriate". Alaska Gov. Bill Walker ordered flags flown at half-staff across the state Sunday.



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