Reprinted with permission from TheNewAmerican.com.
Sgt. Maj. James G. “Ryan” Sartor (shown), a Green Beret who was assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group, died during combat in northern Afghanistan’s Faryab province on July 13.
“We’re incredibly saddened to learn of Sgt. Maj. James ‘Ryan’ Sartor's passing in Afghanistan. Ryan was a beloved warrior who epitomized the quiet professional,” CNN quoted Col. Brian R. Rauen, the commander of 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). “He led his soldiers from the front and his presence will be terribly missed.”
Sartor was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Joint Service Commendation Medal. His posthumous awards include the Purple Heart Medal and Bronze Star Medal, the Army reported.
The Wall Street Journal cited a statement from Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed, who in a telephone interview, said the militant group was behind Sartor's killing, but offered no further details.
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