On Monday, the Department of Defense identified another soldier that was killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in November. He has been identified as Sgt. Jason M. McClary, 24, of Export, Pennsylvania.
McClary was originally wounded during the attack that occurred on November 27 and died Sunday in Landstuhl, Germany. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.
"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," Lt. Col. Christopher Roberts, commander of 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment said in a press release. "Sgt. McClary served honorably as an up-armored vehicle gunner for the Attack Company. His memory and contributions will never be forgotten."
His awards include:
- Two Purple Hearts
- Army Commendation Medal with Valor
- Army Commendation Medal (Combat)
- Army Commendation Medal
- Army Good Conduct Medal
- National Defense Service Medal
- Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star
- Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
- Army Service Ribbon
- Overseas Service Ribbon
- NATO Medal
- Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star
- Combat Infantry Badge
- Air Assault Badge
The attack initially killedArmy Capt. Andrew Patrick Ross, 29, of Lexington, Virginia, Army Sgt. 1st Class Eric Michael Emond, 39, of Brush Prairie, Washington and Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin, 25, of Hookstown, Pennsylvania.
Two other U.S. service members and a U.S. contractor were also wounded by the explosion in the Andar District, Ghazni Province.