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Pa. soldier dies from wounds in Afghanistan blast last week

Written by Lolita C. Baldor/Associated Press | Dec 3, 2018 11:46 AM
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This undated photo provided by the Fort Carson Public Affairs Office shows Sgt. Jason McClary, of Export, Pa. McClary died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at the military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. The Pentagon says that McClary is the fourth soldier to die from wounds suffered last week in a roadside bomb blast in eastern Afghanistan. (Fort Carson Public Affairs Office via AP)

(Washington) -- The Pentagon says another soldier from Pennsylvania has died from wounds suffered last week in a roadside bomb blast in eastern Afghanistan.

Sgt. Jason Mitchell McClary of Export, Westmoreland County, died Sunday at the military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. He was 24 years old. TribLive reports McClary was married and had two young sons. The news organization also reports he attended Kiski Area High School and Northern Westmoreland Career & Technology Center.

Three other service members--including Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin from Hookstown, Beaver County--were killed in the explosion last Tuesday near Ghazni, and two others were wounded.

It was the deadliest attack against U.S. forces in Afghanistan this year. The Taliban claimed responsibility.

McClary was assigned to 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, based at Fort Carson, Colorado.

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