Friday, May 17, 2013
3rd Brigade Combat Team loses 1LT. Paul Demeo, investigation in progress.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - 1st Lt. Paul Demeo, an 82nd Airborne Division Paratrooper, passed away Tuesday morning at Womack Army Medical Center on Fort Bragg, N.C. Further details surrounding his death are not available from the Public Affairs Office. 1st Lt. Demeo, 23, of Derry, N.H., was a Platoon Leader assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. 1st Lt. Demeo was commissioned into the Army on May 21, 2011 after graduating from United States Army Military Academy at West Point. After completing the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Basic Airborne and Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga., he was assigned as a Plans Officer to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The soldier was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart
Wednesday, May 8
Media Release provided by USASOC News Service Staff Sgt. Michael H. Simpson, 30, of San Antonio, Texas, died May 2, 2013, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of injuries sustained from an Improvised Explosive Device on April 27 in Afghanistan. Simpson was assigned to Company C, 4th Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., as a weapons sergeant. He was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan. This was Simpson's third deployment to an Overseas Contingency Operation. Simpson enlisted in the Army in April, 2003, as an Infantryman. Upon completion of basic training and Advanced Individual Training, Simpson was assigned to Company D, 3rd Infantry Regiment, the Old Guard, …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Further details are not available and the investigation is underway. Over the past year several other incidents of this nature have occurred and have been kept private by the post personnel.
An 82nd Airborne Division Paratrooper was found unresponsive in his barracks room here Saturday evening and later pronounced dead. The incident is currently under investigation and no other information is being released at this time. Spc. David M. Gannon, 34, of West Jordan, Utah, was a grenadier in Company C, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team according to the Fort Bragg Public Affairs office. “Spc. Gannon was an exceptional Paratrooper and an integral member of our team,” said Lt. Col. Praxitelis N. Vamvakias, Gannon’s battalion commander. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends; we will never forget him” Gannon joined the Army in February 2011, attended Basic Combat Training …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
In Pul-E-Alam district of Logar province in eastern Afghanistan, the two were killed from wounds suffered as a result of indirect fire.
Sunday, April 28
Stars and Stripes News Report FAIRFAX, Va. -- An Army helicopter pilot from northern Virginia is one of two soldiers killed in Afghanistan by enemy fire. The Pentagon said Friday that 26-year-old 1st Lt. Robert J. Hess of Fairfax died Tuesday in the Pul-E-Alam district of Logar province in eastern Afghanistan, from wounds suffered as a result of indirect fire. Also killed was 32-year-old Capt. Aaron R. Blanchard of Selah, Wash. Both soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Aviation Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, at Fort Drum, N.Y. Hess piloted Blackhawk helicopters. Blanchard piloted Apaches. Hess was commissioned into the Army in 2010 and deployed to Afghanistan earlier this month. He was awarded the Purple …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
This is the second death of a soldier in two months that 3rd Brigade has suffered while in garrison. The death is under investigation.
An 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper was found unresponsive in his barracks room on Fort Bragg Saturday morning and later pronounced dead. The incident is under investigation, according to a media release from Fort Bragg Wednesday afternoon. Spc. Robert P. Wasser, 21, of Marysville, Wash., was a military police officer in Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. "Spc. Wasser was a solid performer and considered a brother by the members of his team; our military family will be deeply affected by his loss," said Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew McCoy, of 3BSTB, 3BCT. Wasser joined the Army in April 2010, attended Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonardwood…
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Two soldiers were killed in an automobile accident in Fayetteville approximately two miles from post, Thursday.
Sunday, March 17
--Media Release by Fort Bragg's 82nd Airborne Corps Public Affair Office Spc. Amber Bostian, 26, of Monticello, Ark., and Pfc. Michael Hickey, 25, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., were killed in a two-car collision near the intersection of Yadkin Rd. and Cimarron Dr. “Losses like these are heartbreaking. The 18th Fires Brigade would like to express our deepest condolences to family and friends of our fallen troopers,” said Col. Robert D. Morschauser, commander, 18th Fires Brigade. Bostian enlisted in the Army in February 2011 as a Water Treatment Specialist. She attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, S.C., followed by Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, Va., before reporting to A Company, 188th Brigade Support …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Two are dead and two injured after Thursday night's automobile collision near Fort Bragg.
Two Fort Bragg soldiers killed in a two-car collision Thursday night were have been identified as Michael Hickey, 25, and Amber Bostian, 26. The accident occurred about 9:30 p.m. at Yadkin Road at Cimarron Drive, near the Yadkin Road entrance to Fort Bragg; the soliders were reported dead at the scene. According to police reports, the driver lost control of a 2004 Pontiac GTO and veered into oncoming traffic, colliding with a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta head-on, injuring its two passengers. The condition of the two passengers is unknown. They were identified as Markita Parks, 26, and Rashaad Mitchell, 24. Authorities believe there might have been a third car involved that the GTO was racing; an investigation is underway. Details or information …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Investigation underway in the death of a Fort Bragg 4th Brigade Combat Team soldier.
An 82nd Airborne Division Paratrooper died of a fatal gunshot wound on Fort Bragg last Thursday according to news just released by the public affairs office. The cause of death is currently under investigation; however, foul play is not suspected. Spc. Donovan Batterson, 21, of Lodi, Calif., was an infantryman with the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. Batterson joined the Army in June 2010. He attended Basic Combat Training, Advanced Individual Training and U.S. Army Airborne School at Fort Benning, Ga. before reporting to 1st Battalion, 508th PIR in October 2010. Batterson served one combat tour in Afghanistan, from February 2012 to September 2012. Batterson’s awards and decorations include the …
Family attended the dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base on Tuesday.
The Department of Defense said Wednesday that Capt. Andrew Pedersen-Keel was one of two soldiers killed March 11 in the Jalrez District in the east of Maydan Shahr, Wardak Province, Afghanistan. The soliders were attacked by small arms fire. Pedersen-Keel, 28, who lived in South Miami, FL, was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. Also killed on March 11, 2013 was Staff Sgt. Rex L. Schad, 26, of Edmond, Okla. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA, the Department of Defense said. The body of Capt. Pedersen-Keel was returned to the United States, to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, where a dignified …
The family of a Marine killed in May during combat operations in Helmand Province will receive the Silver Star posthumously Thursday, the 1st Marine Division reports.
The family of a Marine killed in May during combat operations in Helmand Province will receive the Silver Star posthumously Thursday, the 1st Marine Division reports. Sgt. Wade Wilson, of Webster, Texas, was a member of the division's 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. Related Video: 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines Pay Tribute to Four of Their Fallen During a May 11 firefight, the Marine left the safety of his armored vehicle to fight insurgents and was killed in the process, the Marine Corps Times reports. Wilson was a fan of country star Taylor Swift. After Wade’s death, Swift called the Marines family to offer her condolences and told them she would wear his dog tags in her next video. The division has details on the event: The ceremony is …