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Colorado Army Clinic Name Honors Fallen Nebraska Soldier

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — Fort Carson is renaming its soldier family care clinic in honor of a combat medic from Nebraska who was killed in Iraq in 2005.

The clinic will be formally named the Pfc. Eric P. Woods Soldier Family Care Center on Friday.

Woods was assigned to the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, which was based at Fort Carson at the time.

Woods was 26 years old and listed his hometown as Omaha. The Defense Department said he was trying to help a wounded soldier when his vehicle struck a bomb and overturned.

Woods was married and had a son.

His father, Charles Woods, said Pfc. Woods had spoken with his family hours before he died and told them he had turned down an offer to be moved off the front lines.

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