Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett, 39, of Ruskin, Fla., was an assistant operations sergeant with A Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion at Fort Bragg.
“The Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion of XIII Airborne Corps has recently suffered the very tragic loss of a fellow Sky Dragon," Lt. Col. Gabriel Barton, Leggett’s battalion commander, said in a statement. "Matthew Leggett was an exceptional non-commissioned officer and a valued member of our team."
Leggett served three combat tours of duty.
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