Sgt. Leandro A.S. Jasso
June 19, 1993 – November 24, 2018 O
Obituary for Sgt. Leandro A.S. Jasso
Sgt. Leandro Antonio Sleeper Jasso
Sergeant Leandro Antonio Sleeper Jasso, 25, a longtime Leavenworth, WA, resident, was mortally wounded while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan on Saturday, November, 24, 2018. He was born on June 19, 1993, in Brewster, WA, met his future adoptive family in September, lived in Entiat, North Bend, and Leavenworth, WA, where he started his education at Osborn Elementary School. As a senior, he completed the 2011-12 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, 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, GA. He graduated from 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 from 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 of Leavenworth, WA; mother, Betty Palmer of Cashmere, WA; brother, Esai Jasso of Leavenworth, WA; paternal grandfather, Cecil Jasso of Klamath Falls, OR; maternal grandparents: Frank and Sandra Miller of North Bend, WA; nephew, Ryder Jasso of Cashmere, WA; 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, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., in the gymnasium at Cascade High School, 10190 Chumstick Hwy., Leavenworth, WA. The service will conclude at the school. Everyone is invited to leave their condolences on his tribute online at www.HeritageMemorialChapel.com. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Memorial Chapel, East Wenatchee and Cashmere, WA.