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Fort Bragg soldier dies of wounds

Posted July 20, 2010

A soldier assigned to Fort Bragg's 82nd Airborne died in Germany July 16 of wounds suffered in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday.

Sgt. Jesse R. Tilton, 23, of Decatur, Ill., was injured July 13 when insurgents attacked his unit in Kandahar City, Afghanistan, with rifles, rocket-propelled-grenades and small-arms fire.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.


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  • Desiderata Jul 21, 2010

    Prayers for you,your famiy and loved oones....

  • christinebbd Jul 21, 2010

    Thank you for your service Sergeant Tilton. I appreciate your sacrifice and will keep your family in my prayers.

  • J_R is Fluffy Jul 20, 2010

    So sorry to hear this..R.I.P Sgt. Tilton, and thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice...May God bring comfort to your family, friends and unit you served with..