Army identifies 82nd Airborne paratrooper who died in off-post home

Spc. Brock Rollins, an infantryman with 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division[1], died in an off-post residence in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Fayetteville police are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine how Rollins died, a police spokesman told The Fayetteville Observer. The death does not appear to be suspicious, he said, according to the newspaper.

Rollins joined the Army in 2010 and had been with the 82nd Airborne since March 2011, according to the division.

He deployed twice to Afghanistan.

“Specialist Brock Rollins volunteered to serve in our Army in a time of war and for that we are grateful,” Col.

Pat Work, commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, said in a news release.

Rollins’ awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Parachutist Badge.


  1. ^ 82nd Airborne Division (
  2. ^ The Fayetteville Observer (

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