Sgt. Maj. James G. “Ryan” Sartor

Sgt. Maj. James G. “Ryan” Sartor

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Bling, Valvano, Lombardi, Rousey, Hoser, Dancing Bear (DR and Virgin Rucker!), OneCall (QIC)

The Thang:

Humid, measuring Bling’s tshirt ring out post beatdown – 1.5 cups

In the past, we have done many Q’s based on fallen soldiers, battles/wars and the like.  Usually, they are from many years ago.  So when I saw the following news piece about a death this week, it reminded me that EACH AND EVERY DAY WE HAVE PEOPLE PROTECTING OUR FREEDOM (AND SOMETIMES GIVING THEIR LIVES FOR US), OUR RIGHT TO FLY THE UNITED STATES FLAG, OUR RIGHT TO WORSHIP HOW WE CHOOSE, OUR RIGHT TO GATHER HOW WE CHOOSE, OUR RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH, and a million other rights that way too many people take for granted without having the common courtesy or decency to honor a soldier or first responder, to say thank you to people, to be thankful they live here, to support our leaders, etc.  So, I made this Q to honor a soldier that fell this week.  And I am thankful each and every day for men and women like him, that SERVE OUR COUNTRY so that we can enjoy these freedoms!


U.S. Army Special Operations Soldier dies in Afghanistan

FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Sgt. Maj. James G. “Ryan” Sartor, 40, a Special Forces company sergeant major from Teague, Texas, and assigned to 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), died Saturday, July 13, 2019, during combat operations in Faryab Province, Afghanistan.

Sartor was born on Sept. 23, 1978. He joined the Army in June 2001 and was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division as an infantryman. He completed the Special Forces Qualification Course and was assigned to 10th SFG (A) in 2005.

He deployed to Iraq as an infantryman in 2002, and as a Green Beret assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th SFG (A) in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010. He also deployed to Afghanistan with 10th SFG (A) in 2017 and 2019.

“We’re incredibly saddened to learn of Sgt. Maj. James “Ryan” Sartor’s passing in Afghanistan. Ryan was a beloved warrior who epitomized the quiet professional,” said commander of 10th SFG (A), Col. Brian R. Rauen. “He led his Soldiers from the front and his presence will be terribly missed.

Sartor’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Presidential Unit Citation Award, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Unit Citation with one oak leaf cluster, Army Good Conduct Medal with six knots, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with 4 Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 5, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 2, NATO Medal, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, and Special Operations Diver Badge.

His posthumous awards include the Purple Heart Medal and Bronze Star Medal.

Lombardi shared this insta post (read it!):


DOD: 7/13/19
We would sets of 7 / 13 / 19
We would do 10 of them for the 10th Special Forces Group
We would do them throughout a 4.0 mile ruck since Sgt. Maj. James G. “Ryan” Sartor died at 40.  I also wanted to make it harder, so we had 4 sandbags for the 7 of us.  Alternate on and off each 1/2 mile, with a double up each time of course since 7 is not equally divisible by 4 (which was the plan!)
Start – Burpees / Merkins / Squats (all with rucks on)
Ruck 1/2 mile, next set…follow the pattern
Round 2 of exercises – BBSU / Ruck Swings / Ruck OH Press; Ruck
Round 3 of exercises – Ruck Thrusters / Ruck Curls / Flutters with ruck hold or press (IC); Ruck
Rinse and repeat this pattern 3x.
At the end we were getting very close to time so we slightly modified the last 1/2 mile, breaking it up with the rounds of PT.  Our last (10th) set was to be a smoker – Lunges (7 each leg) / Diamond Merkins with ruck (13) / OH Ruck hold deep Squat (19)
I looked at my watch, is was 5:59.  We had traveled 3.67 miles and did the 10 sets of PT.  I rounded down to 3.6, said let’s do 4 burpees to make it “4 miles” (my own math I know) and finish up.  We did.


Count-O-Rama – 7, with 1 virgin rucker from DR
Prayer requests for our military and 1st responders
Prayer requests for teens and the trials they go through in today’s age of social media
Prayer requests unspoken

– Great workout with the rucking crew.  Awesome to expose Dancing Bear to it.  He was a beast!!  As were all the men!!!

– #2ndF Lunch today, Wednesday, 7/17, at Thai-Lao (1210 N Kings Highway, MB) at NOON – Penelope will be there post surgery!!!!
– Bling has set up
another VIP tour at the Twelve33 Distillery!!  7/31, Wednesday at 5:30 SHARP.  12 total allowed.  Get with Bling to sign up ASAP!  Spots go quick!  $25 per again per Abercrombie


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