Ft. Richardson Paratrooper Dies in Afghanistan

Army officials are reporting a paratrooper from Fort Richardson died in the Bermal District of Paktika, Afghanistan on Wednesday afternoon. Twenty five-year old Specialist Julian L. Berisford, of Benwood, W.VA., was killed by a rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire while on patrol. Berisford was an infantryman assigned to C Company, 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division that is home-based at Fort Richardson.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

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