Afghanistan war vet killed in motorcycle accident

March 8, 2012 12:19 am

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An Army veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from Tarentum who was headed back to Afghanistan later this month was killed Tuesday in a traffic crash outside his base in North Carolina.

Sgt. Edward Greiner Jr., 32, a combat engineer with the 82nd Airborne Division who worked at the Army's recruiting station in the North Hills, died when his motorcycle collided with a pickup that pulled into his path on a highway outside Ft. Bragg.

Sgt. Greiner, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Police cited the driver of the pickup.

Sgt. Greiner had served in Afghanistan in 2005-2006 and in Iraq in 2007-2008. He had returned to Ft. Bragg on Friday and was scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan again at the end of March.

The Army would not provide any information about him until funeral services are arranged.

First Published 2012-03-08 00:19:43

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