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Fort Bragg soldier killed during crash on the base, officials say

March 28, 2019

A soldier was killed during a vehicle accident on Fort Bragg earlier this week, officials said Wednesday.

Spc. Michael Faulkenberry, 31, was assigned to 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Abn. Div., according to a written statement issued by a division spokesman.

The crash occurred Monday about 5 p.m. on the Fort Bragg military base, the statement said.

It was not clear if anyone else was hurt during the incident or if anyone would face criminal charges in connection with the crash.

“Spc. Faulkenberry was a dedicated Paratrooper to the Falcon Brigade,” said Col. Jason Curl, the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division commander. “His passing is a tragedy that strikes at the heart of us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and fellow Paratroopers. The Falcon Family stands with them during this difficult time.”

The victim joined the U.S. Army in May 2016 and attended basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia before moving to Fort Bragg later that same year, authorities said.