The Department of Defense announced a Fort Carson soldier was killed in action in Afghanistan on Saturday, July 13.
In a press release, The Department of Defense said 40-year-old Sergeant Major James "Ryan" Sartor, from Teague, Texas, died in Faryab Province, Afghanistan, as a result of injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire during combat operations. This incident is under investigation.
Sartor was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Carson.
The Mountain Post Army family has shouldered a lot of heartbreak this year with the loss of personnel in combat and non-combat incidents overseas.