Jonathan Farmer

The Department of Defense has identified three of the four Americans who were killed during a suicide bomber attack in Syria this week.

One of the victims includes a Fort Campbell solider. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne).

Farmer, 37, was from Boynton Beach, FL. He joined the Army in 2005 and attended training at Fort Benning. He graduated as a Special Forces Engineer Sergeant and was commissioned as a Special Forces Warrant Officer in 2016.

During his time in the Army, Farmer served on six overseas combat tours.

He previously received the Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal with “C” Device, the Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon with one campaign star, the Iraqi Campaign Medal with three campaign stars, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the NATO medal, the Special Forces Tab, the Parachutist Badge and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.

Farmer leaves behind his spouse, four children and parents.

The other victims include 35-year-old Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician Shannon M. Kent and DOD civilian Scott A. Wirtz. Wirtz was assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency as an operations support specialist.

The victims died from their injuries "sustained from a suicide improvised explosive device" on Wednesday in Manbij, Syria.

The deadly incident remains under investigation. Stay with News4 for updates on this story.

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Kara is an Emmy Award-winning digital producer. She is a Cincinnati native and an alumna of the University of South Carolina. She previously worked at WRDW-TV in Augusta, Ga., before moving to Nashville five years ago to work at WSMV-TV.

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