TEAGUE, Tex. (KBTX)- Tuesday night, a candlelight vigil was held for a decorated soldier, Sergeant Major “Ryan” James Sartor.
On Sunday, KBTX first reported Sergeant Major Sartor was killed in action. The 40-year-old Green Beret grew up in Teague and died during gunfire in Afghanistan. Now, his community is coming together to remember their hometown hero.
Hundreds showed up at the Veterans Remembrance Park in Teague to honor the American Hero.
Family, friends and even some who didn’t know Sergeant Major Sartor came to pay their respects.
Mayor James Monks says he didn’t personally know the soldier but can tell how important he is to the community.
“It's hard to put it into words you can come by the park and look at the veterans that are memorialized here you just can't put it in words he's a hero he's loved by many he died for his country,”
American flags can be found all over the small Freestone County community, from right on Main Street to the Veterans Remembrance Park.