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More remains of U.S. soldier found in Niger after widow questioned whether coffin was empty

By John Bacon, USA TODAY

Additional remains of Sgt. La David Johnson, one of four U.S. soldiers killed in a firefight with Islamic State-linked militants last month, have been found in Niger, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

A joint U.S.-Africa Command military investigation team discovered the remains Nov. 12 at the site where Johnson’s body was recovered following the Oct. 4 attack in the West African nation, the Pentagon said in a statement. The remains were later confirmed as those of Johnson, 25, a married father of two children.

Johnson’s widow, Myeshia Johnson, told ABC shortly after the incident, that officials prevented her from seeing her husband’s body.


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