VICENZA, Italy -- A U.S. Army Europe paratrooper died near Trunstadt, Germany, Nov. 17.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Armando Arteagaharo, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained from a single-car accident.

He was assigned to Company A, 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) as a water treatment senior noncommissioned officer.

Originally from Mexico City, Mexico, Arteagaharo joined the Army from the Great Falls Basin region of California, initially as a petroleum laboratory specialist - later reclassifying as a water treatment specialist.

During his 25-year career, Arteagaharo spent most of his time at Fort Bragg, N.C., with stints in Korea and Virginia. He also deployed multiple times to both Afghanistan and Iraq, and participated in the Liberation of Kuwait.

He is survived by a son.

Memorial ceremonies are scheduled to be held Dec. 4 in Bamberg, Germany, and Dec. 10 in Vicenza, Italy.

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