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DoD Announces Death of Fort Carson Soldier Who Lived in Fountain


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Spc. Joseph P. Collette

The Department of Defense recently announced the death of a Fort Carson Soldier and Fountain resident who was supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

Spc. Joseph P. Collette, 29, of Lancaster, Ohio, died March 21, of wounds sustained when his unit encountered enemy fire while serving in Afghanistan. 

"The 71st Ordnance Group (EOD) is deeply saddened by the loss of Spc. Joseph P. Collette. We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to his family and friends," said Col. David K. Green, commander of 71st Ordnance Group (EOD).  

Spc. Collette was assigned to the 242nd Ordnance Battalio...

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