Special Forces soldier who was gunned down in Jordan laid to rest

(Right) Brian McEnroe kisses the casket containing the remains of his son U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kevin McEnroe during his funeral at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia on December 5, 2016. McEnroe, and two other service members with the Green Berets from 5th Special Forces Group, were killed in Jordan, coming under fire while entering a Jordanian military base. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI /Facebook.

Arlington National Cemetery held the burial service for an Army Special Forces soldier who was killed in a shooting incident in Jordan.

Army Staff Sgt. of Tucson, Ariz., who was one of three U.S. service members killed during the incident, was laid to rest at 9:00 AM this morning.

Staff Sgt. Matthew C. Lewellen, 27, and Staff Sgt. James F. Moriarty, 27, of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) located at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, were also killed.

The incident is still being investigated and officials have only said they were killed when their car was fired upon while trying to enter the al-Jafr base near the town of Mann, in the southern part of the country.

McEnroe was from Tucson, Arizona, had more than eight years of service in the Army and was on his third overseas tour.

In honor of McEnroe’s funeral, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags to fly at half-staff Monday.

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