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U.S. Soldier Killed In Syria Was From Austin

Department of Defense
Army Master Sgt. Jonathan Dunbar was killed in Syria on March 30, 2018.

On Saturday, the Pentagon identified an Army soldier killed in Syria this week as Master Sgt. Jonathan J. Dunbar, 36, from Austin.

Dunbar was killed on March 30 when a roadside bomb blew up near his patrol vehicle in Manbij, Syria.

He was born in Minnesota, but graduated in 1999 from John B. Connally High School in Austin.

Dunbar had deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan six times since he joined the Army in 2005.

Matt Largey is the Projects Editor at KUT. Got a tip? Email him at mlargey@kut.org. Follow him on Twitter @mattlargey.