The accident occurred at the Grafenwoehr training area on Wednesday.
Most people would be concerned for their own safety with a gun pointed at them. Leonard Funk laughed it off.
It was an unusual homecoming for soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division.
Staff Sgt. Adam Erickson had more than 350 jumps over the span of his career.
Italian prosecutors are investigating several U.S. paratroopers after one of them was accused of punching a local man.
An Army video showed soldiers dressed in camouflage fatigues filing into planes, carrying rucksacks and rifles.
This is the first time Fort Bragg's 82nd Airborne has deployed as part of the new Immediate Response Force.
About 100 paratroopers from the Army's 82nd Airborne Division, based at Fort Bragg, were wheels up early Wednesday.
The U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division's alert brigade has been issued orders to deploy to Kuwait amid the unrest in Baghdad...
DEFENDER-Europe 20, will be the largest deployment of U.S. land forces in the last 25 years, officials said.