Gov. Inslee honors Leavenworth soldier killed in Afghanistan

Gov. Inslee honors Leavenworth soldier killed in Afghanistan

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has released a statement honoring the soldier who was killed in Afghanistan over the weekend, saying he gave his life in service of the U.S.

“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Sgt. Leandro A.S. Jasso. He gave his life in service to our country and we are profoundly grateful for his service and sacrifice.”

-Gov. Jay Inslee (D) WA

Defense Department officials said Sunday that 25-year-old Army Sgt. Leandro A.S. Jasso died Saturday during combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Jasso was from Leavenworth, Washington, and was assigned to 2nd Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. He was on his third deployment to Afghanistan when he was killed.

Army Lt. Col. Loren Bymer said Jasso was wounded by small-arms fire and was treated and evacuated to the nearest medical treatment facility, where he died.

Sgt. Jasso had earned numerous military honors since enlisting in the Army in 2012.

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