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Fort Bragg IDs soldiers killed and hurt in wreck

Posted September 17, 2008 8:32 a.m. EDT
Updated September 17, 2008 4:05 p.m. EDT

— Fort Bragg officials on Wednesday released the names of three soldiers who died and two who were injured in an automobile crash Sunday night.

Those killed were: Pfcs. Shelly Monique Brown and Desmon Desmond Morrisette and Spc. Alexander Llewelyn Thomas.

Those injured were: Spcs. Kern Kevon Barrow and Pfc. Tashara Nicole Bell.

All were assigned to the 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade at Fort Bragg. The Army did not release pictures of the soldiers.

The wreck happened at about 10:25 p.m. on Gruber Road, adjacent to Knox Street, and was being investigated by law enforcement on the post, the Army said.

Brown, 19, was born in New Orleans, La., but listed her hometown as Jackson, Miss. She was a unit supply specialist. 

Morrisette, 19, was born in Fairhope, Ala., but called Loxley, Ala., home. He was an automated logistical specialist.

Thomas, 18, of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, was a unit supply specialist.

Barrow, 24, a human resources specialist, was born in Tobago, Trinidad, but listed Casselberry, Fla. as home.

Bell, 19, an automated logistical specialist, was born in Norfolk, Va., but called Chesapeake, Va., her hometown.

A private memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Fort Bragg's Faith Community Chapel.