Specialist Jonathan Batista honored by his military family this week.
Fort Bragg's 82nd Airborne Division held their monthly memorial to honor two of their paratroopers that lost their lives in mid-June and early July. The memorial service was held at the Main Post Chapel on Tuesday at the Fort Bragg military base in North Carolina. CH (Capt.) Cech provided the invocation and opening comments and 1st Lt. Andre read the names and lit the candles before Maj. Wang and Maj. Sherwood gave their Commanders' Remarks. Fallen Paratroopers Honored Staff Sgt. Nicholas Fredsti, 30, of San Diego, died on June 15, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. Spc. Jonathan Batista, 22, of Kinnelon, died on July 8, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.