Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Shannon Kent
Updated: Feb 11, 2019
Died January 16, 2019 Serving During Operation Inherent Resolve
35, of Pine Plains, New York, died Jan. 16 in a suicide bomb attack in Manbij, Syria. Also killed in the incident was Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, 37, of Boynton Beach, Florida; and a civilian, Navy SEAL veteran Scott A. Wirtz, from St. Louis. A fourth casualty, a civilian contractor, has not been identified. Kent was assigned to the Cryptologic Warfare Activity 66 based at Fort George Meade, Maryland.