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3 years 1 week ago

Remembering Fort Carson soldier killed

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - The Defense Department says a Fort Carson soldier was killed in combat in Afghanistan. The military said Sunday that 40-year-old Sgt. Lex L. Lewis of Rapid City, S.D., was killed Friday when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire in Farah Province. Lewis...

3 years 2 weeks ago

IED takes another soldier's life

It was a somber day at Fort Carson this morning as the army honored another one of its own. PFC Eric Soufrine, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, was just a few months shy of his twenty-first birthday and only three weeks away from coming home before an IED...

3 years 5 months ago

Docs: Fort Carson Soldier was schizophrenic

DENVER (AP)-A soldier charged with killing a captured Taliban member in Afghanistan was suffering from schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder at the time and didn't realize his actions were wrong, Army doctors said. Despite the diagnosis, Pfc. David Lawrence faces a court-martial on a charge of premeditated murder, the...

3 years 8 months ago

Soldier injured during parachute exercise

A Fort Carson soldier was injured this afternoon during a parachute operation. It happened around 12:30. The soldier, as yet unidentified, was airlifted to Penrose Hospital as a precaution. A Fort Carson spokesman said he was conscious, breathing and able to move before he was taken to the hospital....

3 years 8 months ago

Burglars get stuck inside medical marijuana shop

Three Fort Carson soldiers were arrested early Saturday morning after a failed burglary attempt at a south eastern Colorado Springs medical marijuana facility. "They busted the doorknob off with a hammer and then they jimmied the door open." explains Rocky Road Remedies shop owner Renze Waddington, "But the locking mechanism...

3 years 9 months ago

Running toward recovery

Steve LaRocque, a Fort Carson soldier, has a reminder of what happened in September of 2009 every time he laces up his running shoes. LaRocque was shot in the knee while helping others who were injured during an ambush in Afghanistan; five people were shot that day, one person...

4 years 2 months ago

Fort Carson braces to treat more wounded soldiers

More than 100 wounded soldiers from Afghanistan are expected to soon join Fort Carson's Warrior Transition Battalion amid questions about the unit's effectiveness. The Army post just south of Colorado Springs plans to add health care workers and uniformed administrators to the unit. The 3-year-old medical unit treats an average...

4 years 3 months ago

Court martial underway for Fort Carson soldier

A Fort Carson soldier faces a court martial for an allegedly sexually assaulting the wife of a man he had met while deployed in Iraq in 2008. Twenty-eight-year-old Spc. Philip C. Vermeiren's court martial continues Wednesday. Defense attorneys say Vermeiren and the woman had a brief consensual sexual encounter Oct....

4 years 5 months ago

Fort Carson fallen soldier

The Defense Department says a soldier from Fort Carson was killed in Afghanistan when his unit was attacked with rocket-propelled grenades. Staff Sgt. Michael David P. Cardenaz of Corona, Calif., was killed Saturday. He is the 299th Fort Carson soldier killed in either Iraq or Afghanistan. The 29-year-old was deployed...

4 years 6 months ago

Fort Carson soldier dies in Afghanistan

The Defense Department says a Fort Carson soldier has been killed in Afghanistan. The Pentagon says 19-year-old Spc. Robert Donevski of Sun City, Ariz., died Saturday from wounds he suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire in Abad, Afghanistan. Donevski was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry...

4 years 9 months ago

2 Fort Carson soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Two Fort Carson soldiers died in separate attacks in Afghanistan. Pfc. Devin J. Michel, 19, of Stockton, Illinois, died Saturday in Zhari province, when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th...

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