Posts tagged as 173rd Airborne Brigade

173rd Airborne Brigade jumps into combat drills in Slovenia

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

U.S. paratroopers practiced jumping into combat scenarios and conducted live-fire drills during the Eagle Sokol exercise in Slovenia this past week. Approximately 500 soldiers with the 173rd Airborne Brigade joined with their Slovenian counterparts for the exercise, which concluded Wednesday. The rapid deployment exercise tested the soldiers’ ability to assemble forces, get into a fight fast and maintain cohesive battlefield operations, officials said. The brigade is billed as the U.S.…

Paratroopers under investigation after death of fellow soldier

Friday, October 12, 2018

Italian prosecutors are investigating whether four 173rd Airborne Brigade soldiers with Sgt. Kevin Connor on the night he died, possibly from alcohol poisoning, are criminally culpable. Connor, 24, was found dead in the barracks after midnight on Oct. 1 after the soldiers called paramedics and said that Connor had stopped breathing. The soldiers had spent Sunday evening watching football and drinking at the Arena, the base bowling alley. By the…

Soldier found dead in Vicenza barracks identified

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The soldier found dead on Monday in his barracks at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, has been identified as Sgt. Kevin Deon Connor. Connor, 24, of Sherrills Ford, N.C., was assigned to 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, U.S. military officials said Tuesday. The death is under investigation by U.S. military and Italian authorities. “We are saddened by this loss and express our deepest condolences to the family,”…