ORANGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A Va. Soldier died while in combat overseas, military officials said on Wednesday.

Master Sgt. George A. Bannar Jr., 37, of Orange, Va. died while fighting for "Operation Enduring Freedom" in Afghanistan, officials said.

Bannar Jr. passed away on August 20 after he was injured when enemy forces attacked his unit, military officials said.

He was in the province of Wardak in Afghanistan and was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C., military officials said.

This was his fifth deployment to Afghanistan.

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