Sgt. Leandro Jasso

June 19, 1993-November 24, 2018

Sergeant Leandro Antonio Sleeper Jasso, 25, a longtime Leavenworth resident, was mortally wounded while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan on Saturday, November, 24, 2018.

He was born on June 19, 1993 in Brewster, Washington, met his future adoptive family in September, lived in Entiat, North Bend, and Leavenworth where he started his education at Osborn Elementary School. As a senior, he completed the 2011-2 cycle in the Washington Youth Academy and returned to complete his senior year at Cascade High School, graduating in 2012. Lando wrestled and played football with the Kodiaks. He also played the tuba in Band and had previously taken piano, violin and cello lessons. He played soccer, swam with the Wenatchee Valley Summer Swim League, skied and snowboarded at Ski Hill, and was active in Scouts through Pack 28 and Troop 28 where he earned his Life rank. 

  Upon graduation, Lando enlisted in the U.S. Army and completed Basic Training in August at Fort Benning, Georgia. He graduated Airborne school on January 25, 2013. He became a Ranger on July 22, 2013 and was stationed at Joint Base Lewis McChord and lived the Ranger Creed. He attended and graduated Ranger School in 2016 and was promoted to Sergeant later that year. He served as a rifleman in Delta company from July 22, 2013 to December 6, 2016. He then served as an Automatic rifleman and Ranger Team Leader in Alpha company from December 7, 2016 to November 24, 2018. He was currently serving with the 2nd Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment and had been deployed to Afghanistan since August. He was currently serving on his third deployment.

Lando was a music enthusiast which led him to his current passions of karaoke, writing songs and playing the guitar.

SGT Jasso is survived by his father, Gabe Jasso, Leavenworth; his mother, Betty Palmer, Cashmere; brother, Esai Jasso, Leavenworth; his paternal grandfather, Cecil Jasso, Klamath Falls, OR; maternal grandparents, Frank and Sandra Miller, N. Bend, WA, nephew, Ryder Jasso, Cashmere, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended families. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Edwarda Jasso and maternal grandfather, David Palmer.

A Commemoration service with full Military Honors, will be held on Sunday, December 9 at 11:00 a.m. in the Gymnasium at Cascade High School, 10190 Chumstick Hwy, Leavenworth. The service will conclude at the school. Everyone is invited to leave their condolences on his tribute online at . Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Memorial Chapel, East Wenatchee and Cashmere.


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