Oct 6, 2009 1:12 PM by Associated Press

Remains of six Ft. Carson soldiers arrive in United States

The remains of six of the eight Fort Carson soldiers killed in Afghanistan over the weekend are back on U.S. soil. The Department of Defense has not said when the remains of the other two soldiers will come home.

About 50 family members watched at Dover Air Force Base as a half dozen flag-draped transfer cases were removed from a military plane Tuesday morning.

The quiet ceremony was punctuated only by the sound of a crying child.

The soldiers were identified as Sgt. Joshua J. Kirk of South Portland, Maine; Spec. Michael P. Scusa of Villas, NewJersey; Spec. Christopher T. Griffin of Kincheloe, Michigan; Pfc. Kevin C. Thomson of Reno, Nevada; Sgt. Vernon W. Martin, of Savannah, Georgia; and Spec. Stephen L. Mace of Lovettsville, Virginia.

Their arrival comes after insurgents stormed two U.S. outposts in the deadliest assault on U.S. forces in more than a year, though military officials would not say where these soldiers were killed.


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