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May 18, 2013

Army investigates Derry paratrooper's death

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The Army is investigating the death of a 23-year-old paratrooper at Fort Bragg.

Officials say 1st Lt. Paul Demeo of Derry, N.H., died Tuesday at Womack Army Medical Center on base.

Army officials are investigating the circumstances of his death, and aren't releasing any additional information.

Demeo was a platoon leader assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

His commander, Lt. Col. J.C. White, says Demeo was a charismatic leader who cared deeply for his fellow soldiers and left a lasting impression on them.

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