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Immediate Release

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

Sgt. Leandro A.S. Jasso, 25, from Leavenworth, Washington, died Nov. 24, 2018, in Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, as a result of wounds sustained while engaging enemy forces in Khash Rod District, Nimruz Province, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.

Jasso was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

For more information regarding Sgt. Leandro A. Jasso, members of the media may contact Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, NC at 910-432-3383 or by email at loren.bymer@socom.mil.