Flags to be lowered Tuesday in Colorado for fallen soldier

LANDSTUHL, Germany (KKTV) - UPDATE 12/17/18:
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper sent out the order to have flags lowered in honor of a Fort Carson soldier killed in the line of duty.

The order went out on Monday for Sgt. Jason McClary. Flags are to be lowered to half-staff statewide on all public buildings from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Sgt. McClary will be buried in Pennsylvania.

He is survived by his wife, and two sons.

McClary, 24, died on Dec. 2, 2018 of injuries he sustained from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. McClary earned two Purple Hearts and three Army Commendation medals while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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ORIGINAL STORY 12/3/18:

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."