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Posted Oct 14, 2012, 12:37 pm
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Ryan J. Savard of Sierra Vista was killed Saturday while on patrol in Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced Sunday.
Savard, 29, was hit by small arms fire during combat operations in Khanabad District, Afghanistan.
He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N. C.
Savard was a 2001 graduate of Sierra Vista Buena High School. He enlisted in the Army in August 2001.
Savard served one tour in Iraq, and then attended the Army's Special Forces school. He served three tours in Afghanistan.