Major Brent Taylor, who was killed in an insider attack Saturday in Kabul, was "the personification of love of God, family, and country," Gov. Gary Herbert said. The Taylor family released a statement Sunday through Jennie Taylor's sister, Kristy Pack, expressing appreciation "for the outpouring of love and support during this unspeakably difficult time," according to the Deseret News.
"Brent's life impacted so many of us in remarkable ways, and we are grateful for the expressions of gratitude and sympathy that we have received," Pack said. "We are especially grateful for the love and support shown to Brent's grieving children.
"As one of many, many military families to give the ultimate sacrifice, we also want to express our love for this great nation and the pride that we feel knowing that Brent gave his life in service to his country — the country he and Jennie both love so much," the statement continued. "Even in this time of heartbreak, we feel the closeness of our eternal Father in heaven and the comfort of knowing that the Lord has welcomed home one of his most beloved sons."