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Death of 82nd Airborne Paratrooper in Fayetteville under investigation

Pfc Conner Brown.

U.S. ARMY

By AARON MOODY | The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) | Published: February 3, 2018

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Tribune News Service) — Officials found an 82nd Airborne Paratrooper dead Thursday morning in Fayetteville, the division reported Saturday.

The report did not specifically indicate where Pfc. Connor T. Brown was found or the circumstances of his death. An investigation is ongoing, the division said.

Brown, 19, of Chesterton, Ind., joined the Army in June, 2016 and completed Basic Combat Training, Advanced Individual Training and Airborne School before being assigned to Fort Bragg.

He was an Infantry Paratrooper with the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

"Connor Brown was among the young men and women who volunteered to serve his Nation in a time of war and for that we are forever grateful," said Lt. Col. Robert McChrystal, commander of the 1st Battalion, 508th PIR. "We now turn our attention to his family in their time of need."

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