82nd Airborne Division Paratrooper dies

July 22, 2008 2:33:09 PM PDT
An 82nd Airborne Division Paratrooper died early Sunday morning on Fort Bragg. Pfc. Luke J. Brown, 27, from Fredericksburg, Va., was an intelligence analyst with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 82nd Abn. Div. and had been assigned to the division since January.

"Private First Class Brown was a Paratrooper with an upbeat personality who was happy-go-lucky and always tried to make people laugh," said Capt. Eric von Fischer-Benzon, Brown's company commander.

"Although Brown was only in the company a short time, he was admired by his peers and he will be greatly missed."

Brown joined the Army in January 2007. After completing initial training and airborne school, he was subsequently assigned to Fort Bragg. Brown had never deployed in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

His awards and decorations include the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Parachutist Badge.

The cause of death is under investigation.

Brown is survived by his parents, Bradley and Lucy Brown.


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