U.S. Army Sgt. Leandro Jasso, 25, of Leavenworth, Washington, was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday after coming under fire, the Defense Department said Sunday.
Jasso joined the Army in August 2012, and was part of the Army's 75th Ranger Regiment, serving as team leader for Alpha Company in the regiment's 2nd Battalion, U.S. Special Operations Command said. He was on his third deployment to Afghanistan, and is the 10th U.S. service member killed in the country this year.
The Pentagon said Jasso was wounded by small arms fire while conducting a combat operation in the Khash Rod District of Nimruz Province. He was evacuated to a treatment facility in Helmand Province, where he died. The incident is under investigation.
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