A decked Green Beret on his seventh combat tour was recognized Sunday as the U.S. service member killed in battle in Afghanistan. Sgt. Maj. James “Ryan” Sartor, 40, of Teague, Texas, expired Saturday in Faryab Province “as an outcome of wounds continued from opponent small arms fire throughout the combat operations,” the Pentagon stated.
“We’re extremely saddened,” stated Sartor’s commander Col. Brian Rauen, KKTV described. “Ryan was an adored warrior who characterized the quiet professionals. He controlled his soldiers from the front, and his company will be terribly missed.”
The death was underneath investigation. Sartor was allocated to Fort Carson’s 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group. His honors and decorations comprise a Bronze Star, the Army Times conveyed.
KKTV stated that Sartor joined the military 20 years ago and assisted five tours of duty in Iraq, one as an infantryman and four as a Green Beret. He assisted another full tour in Afghanistan and was on his second in the nation when he was killed, KKTV stated.
Sartor was the tenth U.S. service fellow to die in Afghanistan during battle in 2019.The Taliban claimed it was behind the attack that caused in Sartor’s death.