US Service Member Injured in Ghazni Blast Last Week, Succumbs to Wounds

US service member Sgt. Jason M. McClary is the fourth soldier to die of wounds after a blast took place last week in Ghazni province.

This casualty has “raised the toll from the deadliest incident for U.S. troops in the country this year”, the Pentagon said Monday.

McClary, 24, of Export, Pa., died on Sunday at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany from injuries he suffered in the Nov. 27 blast, which struck a convoy of U.S. and Afghan forces in Ghazni province’s Andar district en route to battle Taliban fighters.

The Pentagon last week also identified three other service members who were killed in the blast as Green Berets Capt. Andrew Patrick Ross and Sgt. 1st Class Eric Michael Emond, both of the Fort Bragg, N.C.-based 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group; and Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin, a special tactics combat controller assigned to the 26th Special Tactics Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.

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