He was killed as a result of hostile fire while on a reconnaissance patrol in Niger on Oct. 4 2017. Staff Sgt. Bryan Black of Puyallup Washington who enlisted in the Army in October 2009 was a Green Beret serving as a Special Forces medical sergeant.
Three Green Berets Killed in Niger October 4 2017 SOF News Casualties 0 Three members of U.S. Army Special Forces were killed in Niger on Wednesday October 4 2017. They were part of a joint NigerienU.S. patrol conducting operations in the southwest part of the country.