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Bragg paratrooper killed in wreck

Posted August 12, 2008

— An 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper was killed in a weekend wreck in Fayetteville, the military said Tuesday.

Sgt. Jazmon L. Armstrong, 29, of Longview, Texas, died in a single-vehicle wreck on Shaw Road early Saturday. The incident is under investigation by military and civilian authorities.

Armstrong was a fuel handling specialist with Company A, 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team.

He joined the Army in July 1999 and was assigned to Fort Bragg in January 2007. He recently completed a 15-month deployment to Afghanistan, and he also deployed to Iraq from January to April 2004.

He is survived by his wife, Daniela Armstrong of Fayetteville, and his parents, J.L. and Gussie Armstrong, of Longview, Texas.


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  • lilreno is in the wind Aug 13, 2008

    Wow hooligan, I truly hope you are not trying to make a joke out of this. What did you do in the military? Fuel handling specialist are part of the support channel that keeps the front lines going. The avererage life span of an Infantry soldier is 30 seconds without the support channel such as the Fuel Handling Specialist. If you like your freedom, "THANK A VET"

  • hooligan Aug 12, 2008

    fuel handling specialist = puts gas in vehicles