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Fort Carson soldier killed in action in Afghanistan

Posted at 8:44 AM, Jul 14, 2019

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.

Sgt. 1st Class Elliott J. Robbins - 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) - Helmand Province Afghanistan

Master Sgt. Micheal B. Riley - 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) - Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan

Spc. Joseph P. Collette - 242nd Ordnance Battalion, 71st Explosive Disposal Group - Kunduz Province, Afghanistan

Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay - 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) - Kunduz Province, Afghanistan