DOVER, Del. – The remains of an American soldier killed fighting in the east of Afghanistan are back home.
Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin remains arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Wednesday. The 34-year-old of Fort Lee, New Jersey.
A military statement issued on Tuesday, four other soldiers were injured in the Jan. 1 the battle in the Achin district of Nangarhar province. It said that two of the injured were in stable condition and the other two have returned to duty.
Gen. John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, says: “we are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own.”
The United States formally concluded its combat mission in Afghanistan in 2014, but still operations against the Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate, which are both active in Nangarhar.