"He approached everything and everyone with the idea that he would leave them better than he found them", said Jonathon Call, a North Ogden resident now deployed to Kuwait with the Utah National Guard.
The statement further added that "Initial reports indicate the attacker was a member of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces".
"Serving as the mayor of North Ogden city has been one of the greatest honors of my life and the highlight of my civilian professional career", Taylor wrote. Meanwhile, North Ogden officials plan to come up with a way to remember Taylor, who had been elected to his second term as mayor in 2017 following a term on the North Ogden City Council.
In less than a day, a GoFundMe set up to help Taylor's family had raised more than US$135,000.
"Brent had a profound influence on this community".
"He was the best of men with the ability to see potential and possibility in everything around him", according to the post.
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The 39-year-old Taylor deployed to Afghanistan in January with the Guard for what was expected to be a 12-month tour of duty.
Another soldier was wounded in the same attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Both American troops were medically evacuated to Bagram Airfield, about 40 miles north of Kabul.
It said the incident was being investigated and the wounded service member was in a stable condition, but did not release the identity of the service member who had been killed.
The US forces are part of the Nato-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, which has more than 16,000 personnel.
Command officials also refused to officially identify the National Guard officer, Maj. The Taliban praised the attack, saying it was conducted by a "sensible" Afghan.
A report released this week by the United States government's own ombudsman of the war set out how the Taliban have strengthened their grip in Afghanistan over the past three years, now controlling more territory than at any time since 2001.
"My heart breaks for the loss and sacrifice of our soldier, particularly for the family", Burton said in a statement, according to the Tribune.