An Army Ranger from Washington who was serving in Afghanistan died Saturday during a fight in Nimruz Province, the Department of Defense said on its website.
Sgt. Leandro A.S. Jasso, a 25-year-old from Leavenworth, died from wounds he sustained from small-arms fire while fighting in the Khash Rod District. U.S. Army officials said he was treated at the scene and transported to the nearest medical treatment facility, where he died.
"Sgt. Jasso was a humble professional who placed the mission first, lived the Ranger Creed and will be deeply missed," said Lt. Col. Rob McChrystal, Jasso's commanding officer.
Jasso was assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, in the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. It was his third deployment to Afgahnistan, and he was serving as team leader.
The DOD said the incident is under investigation.