Sep 14, 2009 4:36 PM by Bea Karnes

Fort Carson soldier killed in Iraq

A Fort Carson soldier serving in Iraq was killed when his vechile crashed. The one-vehicle rollover claimed the life of Sgt. 1st Class Duane A. Thornsbury, 30, of Bridgeport, West Virginia.

He died Sept.12 in Baghdad. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Fort Carson, Colorado.

The crash is under investigation.

Thornsbury was on his third deployment to Iraq, after previous stints in 2003 and 2007. He also served in Bosnia and Kosovo in 1999.

His decorations incuded two Bronze Stars, the Meritorious Service Medal and four Army Commendation Medals.




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