Military Investigation Reveals American Soldier Fought to the End

The results dispel a wave of rumors and misinformation about how Sgt. La David T. Johnson died in Niger.

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An American soldier killed in an ambush in Niger with three comrades but recovered days later wasn’t captured alive by the enemy or executed at close range, The Associated Press has learned, based on the conclusion of a military investigation. It found evidence he apparently fought to the end. Dispelling a swirl of rumors about how Sgt. La David T. Johnson, 25, of Miami Gardens, Florida, died, the report has determined that he was killed…

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