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Fallen Green Beret with 5 Kids Honored by 'GoFundMe' Efforts

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By    |   Saturday, 15 Apr 2017 04:22 PM

Donations have poured in to support the wife and five children of a fallen Green Beret killed fighting ISIS in Afghanistan on April 8 – far exceeding a $15,000 goal with a total of more than $293,000 collected in two days.

The GoFundMe page to help the family of Army Special Forces Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar was started by a military wife who is also a family friend.

"Our community has been hit hard in the last passing months and I just felt the need to try and do my part and help out his family," Nikki Damron wrote on the donation page, adding that De Alencar's wife "now has the task of raising their five kids on her own." The children range in age from 3 to 17, Biz Pac Review reported.

"As a fellow military wife, I feel it is my duty to make every effort to ensure his wife and family are taken care of," she wrote.

De Alencar was hit when his unit encountered small arms fire in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province, the Pentagon said in a statement. His unit was based at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

"Joining SF was a huge dream of Marks, one he worked very hard to achieve," Damron wrote on the donation page.

Last Thursday, the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military was detonated in Nangarhar, targeting an ISIS tunnel complex and killing more than 90 ISIS militants.

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Donations have poured in to support the wife and five children of a fallen Green Beret killed fighting ISIS in Afghanistan on April 8 - far exceeding a $15,000 goal with a total of more than $293,000 collected in two days.The GoFundMe page...
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