Colorado Town Honors Green Beret Killed in Afghanistan

After a vigil for Sgt. Maj. James G. "Ryan" Sartor, seen in photo at left, his wife, Deanna Sartor, gets a hug from family friend, Dana Lord, right, in Falcon, Colo., July 17, 2019.  Sartor, of Teague, Texas, died during combat operations in Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group in Fort Carson, Colorado. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP)
After a vigil for Sgt. Maj. James G. "Ryan" Sartor, seen in photo at left, his wife, Deanna Sartor, gets a hug from family friend, Dana Lord, right, in Falcon, Colo., July 17, 2019. Sartor, of Teague, Texas, died during combat operations in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group in Fort Carson, Colorado. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Colorado town has honored a fallen Green Beret with a candlelight vigil after he was killed during combat in Afghanistan.

The Gazette reports that a crowd of more than 200 people stood outside a Falcon brewing company on Wednesday in honor of 40-year-old Sgt. Maj. James G. "Ryan" Sartor.

The Rev. Doug Brauner says the community came together for Sartor's wife and three children to show their love and support, including members of a special forces motorcycle club.

Friends of Sartor say he was a leader and an example of what a man's supposed to be like.

Sartor was from Teague, Texas and was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces group in Fort Carson, Colorado before his death last weekend.

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