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Green Beret killed in combat in Afghanistan

Posted January 2, 2018 5:25 p.m. EST
Updated January 3, 2018 12:56 p.m. EST

— A Green Beret has been killed fighting in eastern Afghanistan, military officials said.

Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin, an 18B Special Forces Weapons Sergeant assigned to 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), died Monday while engaged in combat operations in Nangarhar Province.

Golin, 34, of Fort Lee, N.J., was born in Riga, Latvia, and emigrated to the U.S. October 2004. He enlisted in the Army three months later.

The United States formally concluded its combat mission in Afghanistan at the end of 2014 but still carries out operations against the Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate, both of which are active in Nangarhar.

A military statement issued Tuesday said four other soldiers were wounded in the battle in the Achin district of Nangarhar Province. It said two of the wounded were in stable condition and the other two have returned to duty.