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Somber council to choose replacement for fallen mayor

Somber council to choose replacement for fallen mayor

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The North Ogden City Council is expected to choose a new mayor to replace Maj. Brent Taylor, who was killed in Afghanistan while serving in the National Guard. The Deseret News reports the city council is expected to meet Tuesday night to select one of five applicants. […]

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Charity pays off house of Utah mayor killed in Afghanistan

Charity pays off house of Utah mayor killed in Afghanistan

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family of a Utah mayor killed while serving in the National Guard in Afghanistan will have one less financial worry this holiday season after a charity paid off their mortgage. Brent Taylor’s widow, Jennie Taylor, said Thursday on “Fox & Friends” that she had […]

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Widow of mayor killed in Afghanistan vows to honor legacy

Widow of mayor killed in Afghanistan vows to honor legacy

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The widow of a Utah mayor killed while serving in the National Guard in Afghanistan says she is dedicated to making her husband’s legacy about inspiring others to a life dedicated to service and helping others. Jennie Taylor said in a recent interview with Standard-Examiner newspaper in Ogden […]

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Utah mayor killed in Afghanistan honored at funeral

Utah mayor killed in Afghanistan honored at funeral

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A Utah mayor killed while serving in the National Guard in Afghanistan is being remembered at a public funeral as a man of commitment, confidence, conviction and compassion. Brent Taylor’s younger brother, Derek, said Saturday in the city of Ogden that those attributes were the driving […]

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Remains of mayor killed in Afghanistan returned to Utah

Remains of mayor killed in Afghanistan returned to Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Hundreds of soldiers saluted the flag-covered casket of a Utah mayor who was killed while serving in the National Guard in Afghanistan and whose remains were returned to his home state Wednesday. A couple hundred motorcycle riders carrying American flags waited in salute outside the […]

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Utah residents hold vigil for mayor killed in Afghanistan

Utah residents hold vigil for mayor killed in Afghanistan

NORTH OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Residents of the hometown of North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor gathered Wednesday night to pay their respects to the Utah National Guard major killed while serving in Afghanistan. Hundreds of well-wishers held a candlelight vigil for Taylor, holding candles and other lights while walking from […]

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Utah mayor slain in Afghanistan urged Americans to vote

Utah mayor slain in Afghanistan urged Americans to vote

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Delaware (AP) — The body of a Utah mayor and Army National Guard member who urged Americans to vote before he was killed in Afghanistan has been returned to U.S. soil. Military officials said 39-year-old North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor was shot to death Saturday by […]

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Utah mayor, guard member killed by trainee in Afghanistan

Utah mayor, guard member killed by trainee in Afghanistan

NORTH OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A Utah mayor who was also a Utah Army National Guard major training commandos in Afghanistan was fatally shot by one of his Afghan trainees, officials said Sunday. Brent Taylor, 39, had taken a yearlong leave of absence as mayor of North Ogden north of […]

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