Fallen Paratrooper Arrives In Dover Overnight

Dover Air Force Base – A U.S. Army carry team transfers the remains of Spc. Michael I. Nance July 31, 2019, at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. 

He is one of two American paratroopers who were killed in combat in Afghanistan on Monday.

Spc. Nance, 24, of Chicago, and Pfc. Brandon Kreischer, 20, of Stryker, Ohio, both died Monday in southern Uruzgan province from combat-related injuries according to the Defense Department.

Both soldiers were assigned to 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C., and were supporting the NATO-led Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

“These young men were true all Americans and embodied the qualities of selfless service and courage as they answered our nation’s call to deploy to Afghanistan,” Col. Arthur Sellers, commander of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, said in a statement.