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Bragg soldier found dead in off-post home; Fayetteville police investigating

Posted April 25

Sgt. Jason C. Weins

— Fayetteville police are investigating the death of a 24-year-old paratrooper found dead Sunday in his off-post home.

Sgt. Jason C. Weins, of Clovis, California, was a combat medic assigned to 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

“Sergeant Jason Wiens was a valued member of the 82nd Airborne Division's Falcon Brigade over the last fifteen months,” Lt. Col. Jeremy Mushtare, deputy commander of 2nd Brigade, the “Falcon” brigade, said in a statement.

“(Weins) not only volunteered to serve as a paratrooper during a time of war, but he also deployed to combat twice. He most recently served in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against ISIS. His teammates in the 2nd Brigade Combat Team mourn his loss. We now extend our sincere condolences to his family during this difficult time. We are ever grateful for his dedicated service to our nation."

Sgt. Wiens joined the Army in October 2011 and, following Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training, was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Riley, Kan. in May 2012 where he served as an ambulance driver and emergency care sergeant.

In January 2016 he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division.

Sgt. Wiens’ awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal with “C” device, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.

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