Fourth American Service Members Succumbs To Injuries Suffered In Afghanistan Attack

The Department of Defense (DOD) announced today the death of a fourth service member who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Sgt. Jason Mitchell McClary, 24, from Export, Pennsylvania, died Dec. 2, 2018, in Landstuhl, Germany, as a result of injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device on Nov. 27, 2018, in Andar District, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.

McClary was assigned to 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.

Last week the DOD announced the deaths of two soldiers and one airman who were killed in the same incident

The soldiers were assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The airman was assigned to the 26th Special Tactics Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico.

The incident is under investigation.

Army Capt. Andrew Patrick Ross, 29, is from Lexington, Virginia.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Eric Michael Emond, 39, if from Brush Prairie, Washington.

Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin, 25, is from Hookstown, Pennsylvania.

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