NEWS BREAKING ALERT (6:02 p.m. ET 1/6/20): The Pentagon has identified the soldier killed in a terror attack on a U.S. base in Kenya as Army Spc. Henry Mayfield Jr., of Illinois, per ABC News. He was 23 years old.
Mayfield Jr., 23, was killed alongside two American Department of Defense contractors in the attack. The Somali terror group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack.