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eeply appreciated and loved by his fellow soldiers for his positive attitude, sense of humor and compassionate heart, and also for teaching soldiers that it’s okay to ask for help when they need it. A member of his company recalled, “This guy touched so many people’s lives… Everyone is trying to act like we’re fine, because that’s what we do as paratroopers, but at the end of the day, we know we’re struggling. We’re hurting, I’m hurting. Everyone’s hurting; there’s paratroopers and soldiers all around Fort Bragg that are hurting. A lot of our people are hurting in Afghanistan.” Barretto leaves behind his wife, two sons and a daughter. Also killed in the same suicide bombing was Romanian Army Cpl. 3rd Class Ciprian-Stefan Polschi, 38, a married father of two on his third tour in Afghanistan. At least 10 people died and 42 were injured in the explosion (Pentagon)

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