Sgt La David Johnson: 'Additional remains' found in Niger

Sgt La David Johnson: 'Additional remains' found in Niger
From BBC - November 21, 2017

Further remains have been recovered of a US soldier killed last month in the West African nation of Niger, the US defence department says.

A military investigation team made the discovery on 12 November at the site where Army Sgt La David Johnson's body was found, US officials said.

The Armed Forces Medical Examiner positively identified the remains as those of 25-year-old Sgt Johnson.

Sgt Johnson was among four US soldiers killed by about 50 Islamist militants.

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The Pentagon did not specify on Tuesday what additional remains had been recovered.

"We extend our deepest condolences to all of the families of the fallen," it said in a statement.

Sgt Johnson's widow, Myeshia Johnson, told ABC News last month the military would not allow her to view her husband's body.

She said their refusal made her suspicious about the contents of the closed coffin.

"They wo not show me a finger, a hand," she had told the network.


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