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Bragg paratrooper killed in Afghanistan

Posted June 29, 2011 2:03 p.m. EDT
Updated June 29, 2011 2:48 p.m. EDT

— An Army soldier based at Fort Bragg died Tuesday in Afghanistan after his unit was attacked by insurgents, the Defense Department said Wednesday.

Staff Sgt. Donald V. Stacy, 23, of Avondale, Ariz., was killed by an improvised explosive device in Kandahar. He is a Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart recipient.

Stacy was a squad leader in Company B, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg.

He is survived by his mother. This was his third tour of duty since joining the Army; he deployed to Iraq in 2006 and again in 2008.