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U.S. military identifies soldier killed in Afghanistan


Added 07-15-19 02:10:07am EST - “A U.S. Army soldier killed in Afghanistan was identified on Sunday as decorated ...” - Reuters.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reuters.com: “U.S. military identifies soldier killed in Afghanistan”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

(Reuters) - A U.S. Army soldier killed in Afghanistan was identified on Sunday as decorated special forces company Sergeant Major James G. “Ryan” Sartor of Teague, Texas, the Department of Defense (DOD) said in a release.

Sartor, 40, died Saturday from wounds from enemy small arms fire in a combat operation in the province of Faryab, in northern Afghanistan, the DOD said.

Sartor was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, Colorado, the DOD said.

Sartor joined the Army in 2001 and was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division as an Infantryman, the Army Times reported.

He later completed special forces training and was deployed numerous times to Iraq and Afghanistan, starting in 2002, the publication said. He also became a Green Beret, media reported.

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