Today we are hosting a press conference in Washington, DC to hold Jordan accountable for the murder of our three sons and brothers: SFC Matthew Lewellen, SSG Kevin McEnroe and SSG James (Jimmy) Moriarty, who were killed by Ma'arik Abu Tayeh on November 4, 2016 at King Faisal Air Base in Al Jafr, Jordan.
It's our goal to increase awareness about America's foreign policy in the middle east, particularly in regards to Jordan.
Here you can find the written statements from each family, graphics from today's press event and photos of our boys.
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Ma'arik Abu Tayeh, sometimes referred to as Cpl Al-Tawayha, is a Jordanian Air Force soldier who shot and killed SFC Matthew Lewellen and SSG Kevin McEnroe without warning then stalked and killed SSG James Moriarty. Only one American Special Forces soldier would survive the attack at the King Faisal Air Base in Al Jafr, Jordan on November 4, 2016.
11 other soldiers of the Jordanian Air Force or Army stood by, even after recognizing that our troops were Americans who lived on the base, traveling through the same gate, day after day, without lifting a finger to protect our soldiers.
Every Jordanian soldier with knowledge of the murders has lied to the FBI about what happened that day.
Download the US Army 15-6 Investigation Here
Warning: Contains Graphic Content
Dated March 6, 2017
Download the Letter Here
**Please note that the Jordanians continue to blame the so-called "accident" as taking place because supposedly a shot had been fired. After a conclusive FBI investigation it was established with certainty that no shots were fired prior to Ma'arik Abu Tayeh opening fire on SSG Kevin McEnroe and SSG Matthew Lewellen at point blank range, from a concealed position behind camo netting in the guard shack.
Graphic 1: Aerial Wide Download PDF
Graphic 2: Aerial Tight 1 Download PDF
Graphic 3: Aerial Tight 2 Download PDF
Additional photos of Jimmy can be found here.
11/4/16 New York Times - 3 U.S. Military Trainers Killed at Jordan Air Base
11/5/16 New York Times - Few Answers for the Family of a U.S. Soldier Slain in Jordan
11/12/16 Washington Post - Army Special Forces soldiers killed in Jordan were working for the CIA
11/17/16 MilitaryTimes.com - U.S. disagrees with Jordan's claim that American trainers caused shooting
2/4/17 New York Times - Special Operations Troops Top Casualty List as U.S. Relies More on Elite Forces
3/6/17 Army Times - Families of fallen Green Berets demand answers in their loved ones' shooting deaths in Jordan