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Fort Carson Honors Fallen Soldier

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Spc. Kyle R. Rookey (credit: Fort Carson)

Spc. Kyle R. Rookey (credit: Fort Carson)

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) – Fort Carson has conducted a memorial service for a soldier from Oswego, N.Y., who died in Afghanistan.

The service for 23-year-old Spc. Kyle R. Rookey took place Monday at Soldier’s Memorial Chapel at the infantry post outside Colorado Springs.

Rookey died Sept. 2 in Jalalabad in a noncombat-related incident. Fort Carson officials said Monday his death is still under investigation.

He was assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, part of the 4th Infantry Division based at Fort Carson.

Rookey operated unmanned aerial vehicles and had served in the Army for 2½ years. He had been deployed in Afghanistan since March.

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