04 CPL Mojave LittlejohnA Fort Bragg paratrooper assigned to the 20th Engineer Brigade died during an accident while en route to a training range on Thursday, June 17.

Corporal Mojave Littlejohn, 21, a native of Roseville, Michigan, was a horizontal construction engineer, in 161st Engineer Support Company (Airborne), 27th Engineer Battalion (Airborne), 20th Eng. Bde. Littlejohn was involved in a collision while operating a military truck, resulting in his death.

“Cpl. Littlejohn was an exceptional Soldier, friend and paratrooper,” said Lt. Col. Shawn Polonkey, commander, 27th Eng. Bn. “He had a larger than life personality, a razor-sharp wit, and an ever-present sense of optimism. He was incredibly proud to be a paratrooper, and unmistakably loved his family, his nation, and those with whom he served.”

Littlejohn, a competitive weightlifter and fitness enthusiast, enlisted in the U.S. Army in March 2019. He was assigned to the 27th Eng. Bn. in September 2019 after completing Basic and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and graduating from the U.S. Army Airborne School.

He conducted airborne operations at Sicily and Luzon drop zones and served hundreds of hours behind the controls of bulldozers, excavators, graders and other heavy engineer equipment.

“Cpl. Littlejohn was an integral part of the many important missions undertaken by the company, performing commendably,” Polonkey said. “We will keep this Rock paratrooper, his family, and his friends in our thoughts and prayers.”

The incident is under investigation.

Pictured Above: Cpl. Mojave Littlejohn 

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