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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Members of the Iranian revolutionary guard march during a parade to commemorate the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88), in Tehran September 22, 2011. (Reuters photo)
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