Fort Carson soldier dies following bombing in Afghanistan

LANDSTUHL, Germany (KKTV) - A Fort Carson soldier has succumbed to his injuries following a bombing last week in Afghanistan.

Sgt. Jason McClary, 24, was badly wounded after an improvised explosive device (IED) went off in Andar District, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan on Nov. 27. McClary was flown to Landstuhl, Germany, where the U.S. Army ans U.S. Department of Defense run a medical center. He died Sunday, the DoD announced in a short statement Monday morning.

McClary, who hailed from Pennsylvania, was assigned to 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

"The Rock battalion expresses its deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends tragically affected by the loss of Sgt. Jason McClary. He epitomizes what it is to be a professional, a warrior and a soldier," said Lt. Col. Christopher Roberts, commander of 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment. "Sgt. McClary served honorably as an up-armored vehicle gunner for the Attack Company. His memory and contributions will never be forgotten."