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The U.S. Military soldier killed this week in a car incident at Fort Bragg that additionally injured three others was recognized Friday.
Spc. Luis Herrera, 23, was a paratrooper assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, as a part of Raider Firm, 2nd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Fight Staff, the Military stated in an announcement.
Particulars concerning the lethal incident on the North Carolina army set up or the names of the opposite troopers injured haven’t been launched.
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“Spc. Herrera was an exceptional paratrooper and an engaged friend to all those who knew him. Luis was a soldier’s soldier who always led by example and never missed a chance to leave a positive impact on those around him,” stated Col. Theodore Kleisner, commander of 1st Brigade Fight Staff. “Our brigade was made better by the selfless service of Spc. Herrera. The leaders and paratroopers of 1st Brigade Combat Team are committed to ensuring every resource is available to his family and peers to help them through this difficult time.”
Herrera, a North Carolina native, enlisted within the Military as an infantryman in November 2017 and served two deployments to Kuwait, Stars and Stripes reported.
He’s survived by his spouse and household. His battalion is planning a memorial service to honor him.
“Our thoughts and prayers, along with the paratroopers of ‘Geronimo’ 2nd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, are with Spc. Herrera’s wife and loved ones as we mourn the loss of Luis,” stated Capt. Daigoroh Abreu, Herrrera’s firm commander. “Big Lou’s’ presence was a gift to us all, and his radiant smile brought warmth to all who knew him.”
Herrera’s dying got here days after one other Military deadly coaching accident. Pfc. Joseph A. Marquez, who joined the Military final yr, died throughout a coaching incident on the Yakima Coaching Middle close to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Two different troopers had been injured in that incident.
In January, two Marines died when their army car rolled over whereas in Jacksonville, North Carolina.