DOVER, Delaware (WPVI) -- Overnight, the body of an American soldier arrived back on American soil.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was at Dover Air Force Base as a coffin carrying Army Sergeant First Class Elis Angel Barreto Ortiz was taken off a plane.
Barreto Ortiz was one of 12 people who died in a Taliban explosion near a checkpoint outside the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.
He was from Puerto Rico and described as a compassionate leader who encouraged soldiers who are struggling to ask for help.
He was highly decorated and on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan.