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Vandergrift VFW will host benefit dinner for the family of slain Export soldier |

Vandergrift VFW will host benefit dinner for the family of slain Export soldier

| Wednesday, December 12, 2018 5:57 p.m
Jason Mitchell McClary

A benefit dinner for the family of Army Sgt. Jason McClary of Export, who died of wounds suffered in Afghanistan, will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 23 at the Vandergrift Veterans of Foreign Wars, 141 Sumner Ave.

Donations for gift baskets and food are being accepted.

To donate, call 724-448-4945.

McClary, an Army sergeant who graduated from Kiski Area High School and Northern Westmoreland Career & Technology Center in New Kensington in 2013, died Dec. 2 at a base in Germany from injuries he suffered five days earlier in a blast in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense. He was 24.

He was the fourth U.S. service member working in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel to die after an improvised explosive device detonated Nov. 27.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.

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