The Department of Defense has identified a U.S. Army soldier killed in action in Afghanistan on Nov. 24 as Sgt. Leandro Jasso of Leavenworth, Washington.
Jasso, 25, died “as a result of wounds sustained while engaging enemy forces in Khash Rod District, Nimruz Province,” the DoD said in a statement.
U.S. Army Special Operations Command told Task & Purpose in a separate statement that Jasso “was wounded by small arms fire while conducting combat operations” and “was immediately treated and medically evaluated to the nearest medical treatment facility, where he died of his wounds.”
Jasso enlisted in the Army in August 2012 and was assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington at the time of his death. This was his third deployment to Afghanistan.