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Fort Carson honors 2 soldiers who died in Kuwait

3:41 PM, May 9, 2013   |    comments
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FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - Fort Carson is remembering two of its soldiers who died in Kuwait.

Spc. Trinidad Santiago Jr., of San Diego, and Spc. Charles P. McClure, of Stratford, Okla., died May 2 in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. Santiago was 25 and McClure was 21.

They were assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, part of Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division.

The two received a 21-gun salute as mourners gathered for a memorial service for them Thursday at the Army post.

Both men deployed to Kuwait in February. Santiago had previously deployed to Afghanistan.

The Gazette reports Santiago's survivors include his wife, who is pregnant.

Soldiers remembered McClure for his smile and his ability to help comrades in times of strife.

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