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Colorado Army Guard Honors Fallen Pilot

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Chief Warrant Officer David Carter (credit: CBS)

Chief Warrant Officer David Carter (credit: CBS)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) – The Army National Guard is honoring an Army helicopter pilot from Colorado who was killed in Afghanistan.

The Guard dedicated its Aviation Support Facility at Buckley Air Force Base to chief warrant officer David R. Carter of Aurora on Tuesday.

The 47-year-old was one of two pilots flying a Chinook CH-47D in August 2011 when it crashed. The military said it was shot down by a rocket-propelled grenade fired by an insurgent.

Thirty-eight people were killed.

Carter, 47, was a full-time National Guard instructor pilot and based a Buckley.

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