Hohenfels-based soldier killed in Afghanistan
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A military policeman based in Hohenfels, Germany, died Saturday in Afghanistan after his vehicle rolled over during an enemy attack, according to the Department of Defense.Cpl. Paul A. Rivera, 26, of the 527th Military Police Company, 709th Military Police Battalion, died of injuries from the rollover, which occurred during an attack in eastern Afghanistan’s Logar province, according to a DOD press release.Originally from Round Rock, Texas, Rivera joined the Army after his high school graduation in 2003, the Austin American-Statesman reported. The newspaper quoted a friend, a senior airman in the Air Force, as saying the two enlisted in the military in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks of 2001.The 527th deployed to Logar in April for a 12-month tour, according to 1st Lt. Patrick Jeffrey with the 709th. The 709th, based in Grafenwöhr, is part of the 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command.A memorial service will be held in Hohenfels on a date to be determined, according to the battalion.
From staff reports