Fort Bragg paratrooper killed in off-duty accident

"His passing is a tragedy that strikes at the heart of us all."

A 29-year-old Fort Bragg paratrooper, Staff Sgt. Robert J. Stevens III, was killed in an off-duty traffic accident on Saturday.

  • Stevens, a Columbus, Georgia, native, was an electronic warfare specialist with the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.
  • “Staff Sgt. Stevens was an invaluable member of the Falcon Brigade. His passing is a tragedy that strikes at the heart of us all,” Col. Jason Curl, 2nd BCT commander said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and fellow paratroopers. The Falcon Family stands with them during this difficult time.”
  • He started his Army career in November 2010, and transitioned to Fort Bragg in 2010; he joined the 82nd in 2017.
  • According to the 82nd, his awards include the Army Achievement Medal-Combat, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, and more. He also had the Army Parachutist Badge.

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Haley Britzky
Haley Britzky

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