Special Forces Foundation raising money for family of Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

Eric Dehm
July 18, 2019 - 11:21 am
Sergeant Major James "Ryan" Sartor, a decorated member of the Army's elite Green Berets, was killed in action in Afghanistan on July 13, 2019

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Green Berets are often called "the quiet professionals" and in keeping with that, rarely ask those outside of the community for assistance. The exception to that rule tends is when it comes to helping the families of the fallen. Such is the case with the family of 10th Special Forces Group Sgt. Maj. James "Ryan" Sartor, who was killed during combat operations in northern Afghanistan's Faryab Province on July 13th. 

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As they have in the past, the Special Forces Foundation has launched a crowdfunding effort to assist the family left behind. Donations will go towards helping Sartor's wife and three children in dealing with their loss. That effort has received a boost from one of the sergeant major's brothers-in-arms.

Kennedy, a Green Beret, retired UFC fighter, and TV personality tweeted out the link and pledged to personally donate a dollar for every retweet. As of publishing, it had been retweeted over 9,700 times. Additionally, several comments on the tweet include screenshots of donations his Twitter followers have made to the fund.

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A separate Special Forces Foundation fundraising effort is also underway for the family of Sgt.1st Class James Lindsay, KIA in the northern Afghanistan province of Kunduz on March 21st, 2019. Lindsay left behind his wife and four children.

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