Soldier from Virginia dies in Afghanistan

Soldier from Virginia dies in Afghanistan

Soldier from Virginia dies in Afghanistan

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by 13 News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 21 at 7:03 PM

FORT BRAGG, N.C.-- A soldier from Orange County, Virginia has died in action in Afghanistan.

Master Sgt. George A. Banner Jr., 37, a member of the Army special forces died Tuesday of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in Wardak Province according to a release from the Department of Defense.

He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

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