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Fort Bragg soldier dies in weekend motorcycle crash

Posted August 15

A Fort Bragg soldier died on Saturday in a motorcycle crash in Hoke County, according to the Army post.

Sgt. Roginal Michel, 37, of Philadelphia, was a nodal network systems operator and maintainer for 1st Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade.

"Sgt. Roginald Michel was a valued member of the team. This tragic incident is a significant loss for the Panther Battalion," Lt. Col. David Short said. "We are grateful for Sgt. Michel’s dedicated service to our nation and he will be sorely missed. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family of our fallen soldier. We will keep his family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."

Fort Bragg officials said Michel joined the Army in 2008 and reported to the Fayetteville post in Feb. 2011.

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