• Objective: Handies Peak
  • Home Range: San Juan Mountains
  • Difficulty: Class 1
  • Elevation: 14,058 Feet Above Sea Level
  • Route: Southwest Slopes Route
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 Feet
  • Distance Traveled: 5.5 Miles Round Trip

The Objective

Taken from the top of Handies Peak, 14,058 feet above sea level, these photographs were taken in honor of and to keep alive the memory of Sgt. Leandro Jasso who made the ultimate sacrifice.

He was killed November 24, 2018 in Nimroz province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.

Sgt. Leandro Jasso, 25, was born June 19, 1993 in Washington and was assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.


Honorable Mention

Maiko, a multi-purpose canine (MPC) assigned to Army 75th Ranger Regiment's 2nd Battalion, was killed during a raid on Al Qaeda militants in Nimroz Province. Sgt. Leandro Jasso, who was assigned to the same unit, was also killed during this engagement.

Maiko was killed in action while leading Rangers into a breach of a targeted compound on Nov. 24, 2018. “Maiko's presence and actions inside the building directly caused the enemy to engage him, giving away his position and resulting in the assault force eliminating the threat without injury or loss of life.”

Lest we forget, RLTW!