Fort Bragg paratrooper dies in training accident in Ga.

Fort Bragg paratrooper dies in training accident in Ga.
Pfc. Jean Cruz De Leon, a grenadier assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, died from injuries sustained during a training event in Fort Stewart, Georgia. (Source: 82nd Airborne Division/Facebook)

FORT STEWART, Ga. (WBTV/AP) - Officials for a North Carolina army base confirm that a paratrooper has died in a training accident in Georgia.

News outlets quoted 82nd Airborne Division Lt. Col. Mike Burns as saying that the paratrooper was assigned to Fort Bragg in North Carolina but was at Georgia’s Fort Stewart at the time of the accident.

According to a post from the 82nd Airborne Division Facebook page, Pfc. Jean Cruz De Leon, a grenadier assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, died from injuries sustained during a training event in Fort Stewart, Georgia.

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the death of Pfc. Jean Cruz De Leon, a grenadier assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. He died from injuries sustained during a training event in Fort Stewart, Georgia. We will never forget you, fly high! Paratroopers never die, they just slip away,” the post read.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the death of Pfc. Jean Cruz De Leon, a grenadier assigned to 3rd Brigade...

Posted by 82nd Airborne Division on Thursday, September 10, 2020

No other information about the accident has been released.

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