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82nd Airborne paratrooper killed in Afghanistan

Posted June 19, 2012

— A paratrooper with Fort Bragg's 82nd Airborne Division was killed Monday in a firefight in Afghanistan, a military spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Spc. Jarrod A. Lallier, 20, of Spokane, Wash., was as an Infantryman with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

He joined the Army in July 2010 and was first deployed to Afghanistan four months later.

"Spc. Lallier was a quiet professional. He impressed people with his deeds, not words," Bravo Company Capt. Michael Kelvington said in a statement.

"Never shying away from a challenge, his performance during operations over the past few months in combat has been everything that I could ask from a daring paratrooper. His example and love for his brothers will be deeply missed."

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  • nowon_yuno Jun 21, 2012

    @ nowon, I guess that the fact that this Soldier lost his life doesn't trump your concern over the discrepancy of his rank...that is sad.

    God Bless this Soldier and his family!
    ziggy71

    As a veteran myself it is important and I will tell you why. During Viet Nam soldiers ranks were changed so when the deaths got reported it sounded better, sad but true. Would you rather read Private SECOND CLASS or Private FIRST CLASS. Words matter and so does accuracy. I'm not taking anything from my brothers service and my heart breaks for his family and friends and comrades. But if the media wants to honor him, they need to have some continuity in the reporting.

  • Con Amor brings luv and laughter Jun 20, 2012

    May he rest in peace and I hope that all who knew and loved him will be able to find comfort.

  • SmokeWagon Jun 20, 2012

    Rest in peace brave warrior.....

  • 82ndAAHeel Jun 20, 2012

    If he joined in 2010 he would be Specialist. If he was a Pfc, he was a less than stellar 11Bravo or got into some trouble and was demoted. Pretty sure he was an E4. We are starting to handle this like Vietnam. Either up the combat operations to subdue detractors or bring everyone home now!

  • ziggy71 Jun 20, 2012

    @ nowon, I guess that the fact that this Soldier lost his life doesn't trump your concern over the discrepancy of his rank...that is sad.

    God Bless this Soldier and his family!

  • nowon_yuno Jun 20, 2012

    This article says he is a Spc. another article says he is a Pfc. Which is it?