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Special Forces Soldier Killed In Afghanstan

Department of Defense

Army Master Sgt. George A. Bannar Jr.

Army Master Sgt. George A. Bannar Jr., 37, died August 20 when he was shot to death by enemy forces. The attack against his unit took place in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense.

Bannar was from Orange, Virginia. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. reports Bannar was on his fifth deployment to Afghanistan when he was killed. The Department of Defense has posthumously awarded Bannar the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.

Bannar is survived by his wife and his parents.

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