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San Diego Paratrooper Killed In Afghanistan Was On Sixth Deployment

Sgt. Nicholas C. Fredsti
Sgt. Nicholas C. Fredsti

An Army paratrooper from San Diego was killed June 15 in Afghanistan. Sgt. Nicholas C. Fredsti, 30, was on his sixth deployment, according to the Fayetteville Observer.

The Department of Defense reports Fresti suffered fatal injuries when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was medically evacuated, but later died of his wounds.

Fredsti joined the Army in 2000, after graduating from West Hills High School in Santee, according to Fredsti's Facebook page.


The Fayetteville Observer reports Fredsti had been deployed three times to Iraq, and was on his third deployment to Afghanistan when he was killed.

Fredsti was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, which is based in North Carolina.

He is survived by his parents, Carl and Sherry Fredsti, who live in San Diego, and a sister, Sarah.