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Colorado police lead procession for fallen Green Beret

6 months 3 weeks 6 days ago Wednesday, July 24 2019 Jul 24, 2019 July 24, 2019 12:47 PM July 24, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado Springs police led a funeral procession for a Fort Carson Green Beret who was killed in combat in Afghanistan.

KRDO-TV reports residents saluted as Wednesday's procession for Sgt. Maj. James G. "Ryan" Sartor ran from Peterson Air Force Base to a private ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance.

The 40-year-old Sartor was from Teague, Texas and was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group at Fort Carson. He had been in the Army since 2001 and was a Green Beret since 2005.

The Army says Sartor served in seven deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He died Saturday in Afghanistan's northern Faryab Province from enemy fire.

The well-decorated Sartor was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star medals.

He is survived by a wife and three children.

Information from: KRDO-TV, http://www.krdo.com/

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