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Paratrooper shot, killed at Fort Bragg

Posted October 13, 2008

— An 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper died early Sunday of a gunshot wound at a barracks room next to Butner Road, authorities said.

Pfc. Matthew R. Grandy, 24, of Wake Forest, was a member of 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. He came to the unit in September 2007.

The incident was under investigation Monday by Army authorities, and no details of the shooting were released.

Grandy is survived by his mother and father, Theresa and Alfred Grandy, and a sister, Alisha Grandy, all of Wake Forest.


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  • ahmoore Oct 15, 2008

    what can i say? All I can think about are all the times we shared talking on the phone ALL DAY EVERYDAY, laughing, you hanging up on me cause i wasn't listening cause I wAS watching reality tv, us singing in the church choir, you and I trying to see who will get to church faster, playing in church cause you wouldn't want me to put my feet inbetween the back of your knees cause my feet where always cold, junior and senior prom....aww man maTT~I had a lot of fun with you and your family! I honestly have A LOT OF LOVE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY! I AM GOING TO MISS YOU SO MUCH!!! I AM GOING TO HAVE TO LEARN TO STOP GOING TO YOUR FACEBOOK OR MYSPACE PAGE. I HAVE BEEN DOING IT ALOT LATELY, THINKING SOMETHING ON IT IS GOING TO CHANGE, BUT ITS NOT!! SO MY FINAL FAREWELL TO YOU WILL BE ON FRIDAY~MAY YOU R.i.P. AND ONE DAY WE WILL MEET AGAIN!! (ps-when we do, please be prepared for a tongue lashing!!) I LOVE YOU MATTHEW ROMAS GRANDY!! (aka my anthony)

  • chickentender63 Oct 14, 2008

    whocares, it is because of the war and the bad economic times we are now facing. If you are not a war time veteran, you really don't have any idea of what these young men & women go through daily.

    I have not gone through as much as the military members now are going through, but I am still a war time vet, and it is a daily battle. And then, we don't get the help and support from our gov't. They think we can just turn off the feelings when we come home.

    Prepare to see more of this, much more

  • alleyez Oct 13, 2008

    My prayers goes out to the family including his young son, Joshua. I know Matthew was preparing to leave for Iraq and spending time with Joshua. May God Bless his soul.

  • whocares Oct 13, 2008

    What is going on with these people. Now not only are they killing women, they have started to kill each other.

  • prayin4tr Oct 13, 2008

    prayers to the family