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St. George soldier dies while conducting recon in Syria

Sgt. Bryan Cooper Mount
Posted at 8:07 AM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 15:00:35-04

ST. GEORGE, Utah — The Department of Defense has identified a soldier from St. George who died Tuesday while conducting reconnaissance in Syria.

Sgt. Bryan Cooper Mount, 25, died in a vehicle rollover accident in eastern Syria, a news release from DOD said.

Mount was supporting Operation Coherent Resolve. He worked in the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Statement from Governor Gary Herbert:

“Sgt. Bryan Mount was a true example of willing service to our nation. Today, we join all Utahns in honoring his sacrifice and grieving with his family. A life of kindness, love and friendship is one well-lived no matter the length of time. He was a dedicated soldier, husband, son and friend to all those with whom he served. Our hearts are with his family, friends and loved ones at this very difficult time. They will long be in our prayers.”

Statement from U.S. Senator Mitt Romney:

Deeply saddened by the loss of @USArmy Sergeant Bryan Mount serving in Syria. A native of St. George, Sgt. Mount was known for his collegial personality and desire to serve others. Ann and I send our prayers to his wife, family, and loved ones.