member of the 82nd Airborne died Wednesday after he rear-ended an Army
truck on Fort Bragg, N.C.
Spc. Javier Enrique Aguilar, 25, was a
paratrooper with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry
Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.
The two-vehicle accident occurred on
Longstreet Road, just west of Gruber Road. The Light Medium Tactical
Vehicle that Aguilar collided with was largely undamaged and no one on
board was injured.
The circumstances of the accident
remain under investigation, an Army spokesman said, though charges are
Aguilar "was a tremendous Paratrooper
for Bravo company," said Lt. Col. Justin Reese, commander of the 1st
Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in a news release.
“His passion for aspiring to become a
Non-Commissioned Officer and continuing to contribute toward training
Soldiers was second only to his love of family,” Reese continued. “Spc.
Aguilar and his family will always be members of the 1 Fury family."
Aguilar joined the Army in 2013 and he
deployed to Afghanistan. His awards and decorations include the Army
Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service
Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War On Terror Service Medal,
Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal (ISAF), the
Expert Infantryman Badge and the Parachutist Badge.
He is survived by his wife, children,
parents and brother.