Rhode Island and U.S. flags are flying at half-staff in honor of Master Sergeant Peter McKenna. McKenna died in Afghanistan Saturday.
He was a Green Beret, and a 17-year army veteran. He was 35 when he was killed at a NATO base in the Afghan capital of Kabul, the result of a suicide bombing attack.
In a statement, Sen. Jack Reed (RI-D) called McKenna “a dedicated, distinguished soldier.” He wrote, “we are forever indebted to Sargent McKenna for his service and sacrifice.”
About a month ago, Reed met McKenna when he was honored at the annual Fourth of July celebration in his hometown of Bristol, Rhode Island.
He is survived by his parents Peter and Carol McKenna.