Fayetteville police investigating after 82nd Airborne Paratrooper found dead in home
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Fayetteville police are investigating after an 82nd Airborne Division Paratrooper was found dead in his off-post home, according to 82nd Airborne official LTC Joe Buccino.
Sgt. Jason C. Wiens, 24, of Clovis, California, was found dead in his home on April 23. He was a combat medic assigned to 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.
“Sergeant Jason Wiens was a valued member of the 82nd Airborne Division’s Falcon Brigade over the last fifteen months,” said Lt. Col. Jeremy Mushtare, deputy commander of 2nd Brigade, the “Falcon” brigade, in a press release. “He not only volunteered to serve as a paratrooper during a time of war, but he also deployed to combat twice. He most recently served in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against ISIS.”
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Sgt. Wiens joined the Army in October 2011