Taylor Force, Vanderbilt grad student, identified as Jaffa terror fatality

Force was a student at the Owen Graduate School of Management, according to a statement issued by Vanderbilt University.

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March 9, 2016 01:28
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Taylor Force

Taylor Force, 29, was killed by a Palestinian terrorist who went on a stabbing rampage in Jaffa on March 8, 2016. (photo credit: FACEBOOK)

 
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Vanderbilt graduate student Taylor Force, 29, was killed Tuesday evening by a Palestinian terrorist who went on a stabbing rampage in Jaffa in which 12 other people were wounded.

“This horrific act of violence has robbed our Vanderbilt family of a young hopeful life and all of the bright promise that he held for bettering our greater world,” Vanderbilt chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos wrote in a letter to the student body.

“Taylor embarked on this trip to expand his understanding of global entrepreneurship and also to share his insights and knowledge with start-ups in Israel,” wrote Zeppos.

Force was a student at the Owen Graduate School of Management, Zeppos wrote.

 


According to Force’s LinkedIn profile, he had completed tours of duty with the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan.


After graduating from the US Military Academy at West Point in 2009, he served as a field artillery officer until 2014.

"Taylor was visiting Israel with his classmates in order to expand his understanding of global entrepreneurship and also to share his insights and knowledge with start-ups in Israel," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wrote in a Facebook post. "On behalf of the people of Israel, I send my condolences to Taylor's family and friends. May his memory be a blessing."


 


Tonight in Jaffa, a Palestinian terrorist from Qalqilya went on a stabbing rampage, murdering an American citizen and...

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