‘The pain will never go away’: Mom of slain soldier Moffett posts tribute

Spc. Breonna Alexsondria Moffett, 23 was from Savannah
Specialist Breonna Moffett was one of three Georgia soldiers killed in a drone attack at a base in Jordan.

Credit: Associated Press

Credit: Associated Press

Specialist Breonna Moffett was one of three Georgia soldiers killed in a drone attack at a base in Jordan.

The mother of one of three Army reservists from Georgia killed in Jordan says her life will never again be the same.

“This is one of the saddest days of my life,” Francine Moffett posted on Facebook. “With a heavy heart I have to say that my Angel my first born has going on to be with GOD today. The pain will never go away and my life is forever changed.”

Spc. Breonna Alexsondria Moffett, 23, of Savannah was killed Sunday in a drone attack, according to The Pentagon. Sgt. William Jerome Rivers, 46, of Carrollton and Spc. Kennedy Ladon Sanders, 24, of Waycross were also killed in the attack, which injured more than 40 others.

“I will never get to cook your favorite food, we will never get to talk on the phone and I will never see you walk through my front door again,” Francine Moffett said in her post. “Breonna Moffett was killed this morning. Just know that a piece of my heart and soul will always be missing. Love you Baby Girl. Rest Easy. Always will be my first born.”

In an interview with The Associated Press, the heartbroken mother and her husband said their daughter celebrated her 23rd birthday nine days before she was killed. Breonna Moffett had become close friends with Sanders, her family said.

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“I just hope and pray no other family has to go through this,” Francine Moffett said through tears at the dining table of her Savannah home. “It takes your heart and your soul.”

Moffett was a 2019 graduate of Windsor Forest High School, where she was a member of the marching band, according to the Savannah-Chatham County School system. She joined the Army Reserve after graduating from high school.

In addition to her military service, Moffett worked for a home care provider cooking, cleaning and running errands for people with disabilities, her parents said. When Moffett left with fellow soldiers from the 718th Engineer Company, 926th Engineer Battalion based at Fort Moore in August, it was her first overseas deployment.

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