Skip to comments.Orange, Va., soldier, 37, dies after attack in Afghanistan during fifth deployment
Posted on 08/22/2013 8:39:09 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
Master Sgt. George A. Bannar Jr. of Orange, Va., died Tuesday after being wounded in an enemy attack in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense.
Bannar, 37, enlisted in the Army in 1996 as a medical specialist and was on his fifth deployment to Afghanistan when he was killed. He was assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) of Fort Bragg, N.C.
Friends described Bannar, a 1993 graduate of Orange County High School, as a jokester and military enthusiast who always had a smile and a high-pitched cackle ready.
If you didnt get along with George Bannar, you couldnt get along with anybody, said Randolph Stanley Jr., of Orange, who had known Bannar since high school. He died doing what he loved to do.
Bannar volunteered for the Special Forces, worked as a free-fall instructor in Yuma, Ariz., and was considered a master parachutist.
He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.
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I will simply join with your prayer: “Rest in peace, faithful warrior. And may God provide comfort for your loved ones. “
And when was the last time you heard anyone in congress, the senate, or our god forsaken president utter the words "War" or "Afghanistan" ?
BRING THEM ALL HOME NOW! Let the whole area revert to
the 6th century.
The last article with "Afghanistan" in the title posted here was a week ago. The war has been effectively scrubbed from the public conscience even here on Free Republic.
Rest in peace Sargent. You have fought the good fight. You have finished your course. You have kept the faith.
Take care Brother.
May God avenge this hero and be without mercy on our enemies.
Another of America’s finest breathes his last... and for what again? Afghans don’t want to be dragged out of the 7th century.
Rest in Peace Sarge,
This old soldier is about to cry for you, our army and what used to be Our Country.
Thank you for your service Soldier. I regret your ultimate sacrifice. Rest in Peace