82nd Airborne paratrooper killed in Afghanistan
Posted June 19, 2012
Fort Bragg, N.C. — 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."