Sunday, June 17, 2012

Defense Department Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sgt. Nicholas C. Fredsti, 30, of San Diego, Calif., died June 15, in Spedar, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

“He was an all around good guy and always joking, but when it came to work, he was hard on that too.  Led from the front.  He was a hero,” said Sgt. Joshua Bracey, one of his team leaders.

Fredsti attended West Hills High School in Santee, California and served in the Army since 2000. He is survived by his mother Sherry, his father Carl, his sister Sarah, and his fiancé Cassie.

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