Assigned to the 407th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Incident: Army Pfc. Cody C. Grater died July 29 in Baghdad of wounds sustained from enemy direct fire.
Died: July 29, 2007
Fort Bragg-based paratrooper killed in Iraq
The Associated Press
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division was killed when his guard position was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade near Baghdad, the military said July 30.
Pfc. Cody C. Grater, 20, of Spring Hill, Fla., was killed July 29, the 82nd Airborne said. He was a vehicle driver with the 407th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.
“Our son died doing what he was proud of,” said Grater’s mother, Anita D. Lewis, and stepfather, Larry L. Decker, in a statement. “It was his goal to make the Army his career, which he loved. He was proud of serving his country.”
Grater joined the Army in April 2006. His awards and decorations…