Family of fallen soldier releases statement

Spc. Isiah L. Booker, 23, killed in Jordan


SAN ANTONIO – The family of a South Texas soldier killed in Jordan over the weekend released a short statement Monday. Spc. Isiah L. Booker died on Saturday in a “noncombat related incident” while serving in Jordan.

The family statement reads:

Isiah was a happy and intuitive person. He loved God, his family and friends. He loved cooking and he loved to dance. He cared genuinely for those around him. Our message to the world from our son, brother, nephew, cousin, friend and soldier-Know Christ, Love your family and friends, Serve your country, HONOR THEM ALL!!

Booker, 23, was in the Middle Eastern country as a part of Operation Inherent Resolve.

The soldier is not the first Texan killed during the operation. In November, Staff Sgt. James Moriarty, from Kerrville -- alongside two others soldiers -- died when their convoy came under fire while entering a Jordanian military base.

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Booker was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. His death remains under investigation, the Army said.

Operation Inherent Resolve started in 2014 to fight ISIS.