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Fort Carson soldier dies from wounds suffered in roadside bombing in Afghanistan

Posted at 10:00 AM, Dec 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-03 14:14:00-05

FORT CARSON – The Department of Defense announced Monday that a Fort Carson soldier was killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan last Tuesday.

In a news release, the Mountain Post announced 24-year-old Jason McClary from Export, Pa. died Sunday from his wounds at a hospital in Germany. Two other soldiers and an airman died immediately after the attack on Nov. 27 in Afghanistan’s eastern Ghanzi province.

Sgt. McClary was assigned to the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson.

Jason McClary

“The Rock battalion expresses its deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends tragically affected by the loss of Sgt. Jason McClary. He epitomizes what it is to be a professional, a warrior and a soldier,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Roberts, commander of 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment. “Sgt. McClary served honorably as an up-armored vehicle gunner for the Attack Company. His memory and contributions will never be forgotten.”

Army Capt. Andrew Patrick Ross, 29, of Lexington, Va., Army Sgt. 1st Class Eric Michael Emond, 39, of Brush Prairie, Wa. and Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin, 25, of Hookstown, Pa. were also killed in the bombing.

The Army said the incident is under investigation.