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82nd Airborne Division Paratrooper Dies in Motorcycle Accident

Condolences for the friends and family of Pfc. Philbrook.

Holden Philbrook
Pfc. Holden Jeffrey Philbrook, 19, of Citrus Heights, California, was an indirect fire infantryman

(FORT BRAGG, N.C.) - An 82nd Airborne Division Paratrooper died early Tuesday morning from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident that occurred on Cliffdale Road in Fayetteville, Monday.

Pfc. Holden Jeffrey Philbrook, 19, of Citrus Heights, California, was an indirect fire infantryman with 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Abn. Div.

"Pfc. Philbrook was a dedicated Paratrooper that will be sorely missed by everyone in the battalion," said Lt. Col. Bradley L. Boyd, commander of 2nd Battalion, 325th AIR.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his Family and friends during this time of great and unexpected loss."

Philbrook joined the Army in May 2014. He completed Infantry One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia, in August. He reported to the 82nd Abn. Div. and was assigned to 2nd BCT in November.

His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Parachutist Badge.

Source: US Army: The 82nd Airborne Division serves as the Joint Forcible Entry component of the Global Response Force and is ready to deploy on short notice and lead military operations world wide. The Division has the capability to put a greater number of boots and equipment on the ground in a crisis area more rapidly than any other element in the U.S. military. Every Paratrooper is trained with the mindset to jump, fight, and win tonight.


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Rich Kahn July 11, 2015 10:16 pm (Pacific time)

Rest in peace Hero. The ride in heaven is nothing like on this earth!

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