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Fort Carson Honors Fallen Soldiers From Colorado, Oregon

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Sgt. Christopher J. Birdwell (credit: Birdwell Family)

Sgt. Christopher J. Birdwell (credit: Birdwell Family)

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) – Fort Carson is holding a memorial service for two soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

Sgt. Christopher J. Birdwell of Windsor, Colo., and Spc. Mabry J. Anders of Baker City, Ore., will be honored at the service on Thursday at the infantry post outside Colorado Springs.

Birdwell and Anders died in Kabul on Aug. 27. The Defense Department says they were killed by enemy small-arms fire.

Birdwell was 25 and Anders 21. Both were assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, part of Fort Carson’s 4th Infantry Division.

spc mabry j anders from fort carson Fort Carson Honors Fallen Soldiers From Colorado, Oregon

Spc. Mabry J. Anders (credit: Fort Carson)

The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports Birdwell’s body was returned to Windsor on Wednesday. His funeral is scheduled for Friday in Loveland, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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