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82nd Airborne Division paratrooper dies after Fayetteville wreck

Posted September 12, 2012

— A paratrooper with Fort Bragg's 82nd Airborne Division died from injuries he received in a wreck Friday afternoon in Fayetteville, the military said Wednesday.

Staff Sgt. Dannie M. Simmons Jr., 29, of South Hill, Va., was a unit supply specialist with the 82nd's Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion.

Simmons joined the Army in January 2005 and had recently returned from a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan.

Fayetteville police are still investigating the wreck, which happened on Cliffdale Road.


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  • chattycat Sep 14, 2012

    RIP Dannie. This is very sad. Prayers for those who loved him.

  • bluecanary Sep 12, 2012

    They have charged the driver of the SUV which hit the motorcycle in this accident. It was in the Fayetteville paper two days ago.