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Sep 6, 2012 11:28 AM by Alyse Rzemek

Memorial for two Ft. Carson soldiers held today

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - Fort Carson is holding a memorial service for two soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

Sgt. Christopher J. Birdwell of Windsor, Colo., and Spc. Mabry J. Anders of Baker City, Ore., will be honored at the service on Thursday at the infantry post outside Colorado Springs.

The noon service will include the traditional roll call, rifle squad salute and the playing of Taps.

Birdwell and Anders died in Kabul on Aug. 27. The Defense Department says they were killed by enemy small-arms fire.

Birdwell was 25 and Anders 21. Both were assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, part of Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division.

A funeral for Birdwell is scheduled for Friday in Loveland, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

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