FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WNCN) – A member of the 82nd Airborne Division died as a result of injuries sustained in a May 11 multi-vehicle accident on Fort Bragg, officials confirmed.
Spc. Javier Enrique Aguilar, 25, of Bryan, Texas suffered life-threatening injuries after his personal vehicle collided with a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle around 4 a.m. Tuesday on post, officials said.
He was an infantryman assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.
“Spc. Javier Aguilar was a tremendous Paratrooper for Bravo Company, this battalion, and the 82d Airborne Division,” said Lt. Col. Justin Reese, commander of the 1st Bn., 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, the “1 Fury” battalion. “Our thoughts and prayers remain with his family During these extremely difficult times.”
Aguilar joined the Army in March 2013. He was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division in Aug. 2013.
Aguilar’s 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, the Expert Infantryman Badge and the Parachutist Badge.
He is survived by his wife, children, parents and brother.