Aug 21, 2012 7:47 PM by Matt Stafford

Funeral for Ft. Carson soldier killed in suicide attack

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - A Wyoming soldier who was killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan is being laid to rest.

Family, friends and fellow soldiers paid their respects to 45-year-old Army Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin J. Griffin of Laramie on Tuesday at Fort Carson. The Gazette reported that a procession then left the post outside Colorado Springs for Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, where Griffin will be buried.

Griffin was a 24-year Army veteran and father of two. He was killed along with two other soldiers and a foreign service officer on Aug. 8 when insurgents detonated suicide vests in Kunar province.

The Riverton High graduate previously served three tours in Iraq and had been deployed to Kuwait and the Balkans.

Shawn Griffin said his brother was right where he wanted to be in life.


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