NC soldier killed in Iraq

January 12, 2009 6:13:44 PM PST
An 82nd Airborne paratrooper was killed in Iraq this past weekend.Staff Sergeant Justin Bauer died when a bomb exploded near his patrol in Baghdad in Saturday.

The 24-year-old Colorado native was on his second deployment in two years.

He leaves behind a wife and mother and father.

The Department of Defense said 33-year-old Maj. Brian M. Mescall of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and 24-year-old Spc. Joseph M. Hernandez of Hammond, Indiana were also killed.

The three were assigned to 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment in Hohenfels, Germany.