NEWARK, NJ – U.S. Senator Cory Booker issued the following statement after the U.S. Army identified the soldier tragically killed yesterday in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan as Mihail Golin of Fort Lee, New Jersey.

“Sergeant First Class Mihail Golin served our nation with courage and distinction, and his death is a loss that will be felt across New Jersey. Let us honor Sergeant Golin's extraordinary courage by reflecting on his commitment to the nation he loved, and by recognizing the profound debt of gratitude we owe to him and to his family for their sacrifice. I extend my deepest condolences to Sergeant Golin's family and friends during this very difficult time, and my thoughts and prayers are with the soldiers injured in this tragic incident.”