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Fort Carson Will Honor Fallen During Mountain Post's Warrior Memorial Ceremony

 


Fallen soldiers who lost their lives while deployed from the installation in the last year will be honored in a ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Mountain Post Warrior Memorial in Kit Carson Park near Gate 1.

Brig. Gen. William L. Thigpen, acting 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson commanding general, will be the keynote speaker.

 Since 2004, Fort Carson has commemorated soldiers from the Mountain Post who have lost their lives fighting in support of overseas contingency operations since 2003. A total of 401 names of fallen military servicemen and women are inscribed on the memorial stones.

The four soldiers who join the 401 other Fort Carson Soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice are:

* Staff Sgt. Diobanjo S. San Agustin, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div.

* Sgt. Jason M. McClary, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div.

* Sgt. 1st Class William “Will” D. Lindsay, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

* Sgt. Joseph “Joey” P. Collette, 71st Ordnance Group (EOD)

Visitors are asked to use Gate 1, Fort Carson’s main gate, located just off of State Highway 115. From there, they will be directed to parking that will not require access to post. The main gate will close to outbound traffic 20 minutes prior to the event and close to inbound traffic five minutes prior to the event. Gate 1 will reopen after the event is complete.

If you are parking in the lot off of Harr Avenue (on post) to attend the ceremony please bring your I.D. card to enter and exit through the pedestrian gate. 

No pets will be allowed at this event with the exception of service animals. Glass bottles and firearms are prohibited. 

For more information contact the Fort Carson Public Affairs Office at (719) 526-7525.  After hours, please contact the 24-hour Fort Carson Operations Center at 526-5500 and ask for the On-Call Public Affairs Officer.

 

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