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US Army Master Sgt. Luis F. Deleon-Figueroa.

‘I will try to make you proud’: 9-year-old daughter of a fallen Green Beret reads a touching letter to her dad during his funeral service

"I will try to make you proud and behave like you always told me to," 9-year-old Angie said of her father, US Army Master Sgt. Luis Deleon-Figueroa.
Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar was killed June 4 in Bamako, Mali.

Navy SEAL convicted in Green Beret’s death met his widow at a gun show event in Las Vegas, report says

Witnesses reportedly described the Navy SEAL's conversation as "cozy" and "flirtatious," according to documents obtained by The Washington Post.
Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar was killed June 4 in Bamako, Mali.

Navy SEALs and Marine Raiders charged in soldier’s death reportedly planned to film him being sexually assaulted by a security guard

The special operations troops reportedly planned to tie him up, and then record him being sexually assaulted by a Malian security guard.
US Soldiers deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve await aerial extraction during an exercise in Iraq. President Trump made an uneasy connection between veterans and violence that experts say is not supported by evidence.

What we know about the death of a former Green Beret in Iraq, who was reportedly injured in a brawl with US troops

The Army veteran, who served 20 years as a Green Beret, died in what has been described as a violent brawl with US troops at a base in Erbil, Iraq.
A Navy SEAL stalks a target during a training exercise.

Here’s how to tell the US military’s most elite special operators apart

The US military's special operators, such as Delta Force and the Navy SEALs, are the most elite in the world — and perhaps the most secretive.
A US sniper team assigned to the Army's 7th Special Forces Group competes in an unknown-distance event in Colombia, July 26, 2014.

A Special Forces soldier accused of a multimillion-dollar drug-smuggling attempt is heading to trial, and he faces life in prison

The highly decorated Army master sergeant is accused of conspiring to bring 90 pounds of cocaine into the US, and if convicted, he wouldn't be the first US service member to get involved in the drug trade.

US soldiers are fighting for visas for the family of an Iraqi interpreter who sacrificed himself to shield American troops from a suicide bomber

The last words of a heroic Iraqi interpreter who sacrificed himself to save American soldiers from a suicide bomber were: "Take care of my son. Take care of my wife." US Special Forces troops are now fighting to secure a visa for his family.
A joint special operations force, including soldiers from the 7th Special Forces Group, board an Osprey during an exercise at Eglin Range Complex, May 3, 2018.

A Special Forces soldier is being investigated for smuggling millions of dollars of drugs — and it may be part of a much bigger scheme

It's not unheard of for US military personnel to get involved in drug trafficking, and the latest serviceman to be implicated is a highly decorated special forces veteran of Afghanistan.

At least one Green Beret killed, several other US service members wounded in gunfight in Somalia

The coalition force was conducting a "multi-day operation" to clear al-Shabaab, an Islamist militant group, from nearby villages.