A U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan on Saturday was part of the Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment and on his third deployment to the country, according to U.S. Special Operations Command.
Army Ranger Sgt. Leandro A.S. Jasso, 25, from Leavenworth, Washington, was killed in Afghanistan on Nov. 24, 2018, the second U.S. service member killed in the country this month.
Sgt. Jasso was wounded by small arms fire while conducting combat operations in the Khash Rod District of Nimruz Province in southwestern Afghanistan, the Department of Defense reported on Sunday.
He was medically evacuated to the nearest medical treatment facility in Garmsir District in neighboring Helmand Province where he died of his wounds.
The incident is under investigation.