Posted: Oct 7, 2009 5:57 AM by Jeannette Hynes
Updated: Oct 7, 2009 5:57 AM
Each coffin unloaded from the plane at Dover Air Force Base Tuesday is covered with an American Flag carrying the remains of a soldier who died in Saturday's fierce attack in Afghanistan. Eight Fort Carson soldiers died. They were with the 4th Brigade Combat Team.
News First 5 has gathered some details about six of those soldiers.
Sergeant Joshua Kirk had ties to Idaho and Maine, according to WCHS6 in Portland, Maine. The 30-year old was married with a two-year-old daughter.
Private First Class Kevin Thomson was from Reno, Nevada. He joined the Army in April 2008. He was 22 years old.
Specialist Michael Scusa was also 22 years old. He recently moved from Nebraska to New Jersey with his mom. This deployment was his second tour of duty. He is survived by a wife and a young son who live in Colorado.
Specialist Stephan Mace was from Purcellville, Virginia. He was 21 years old.
Specialist Christopher Griffin was from Kincheloe, Michigan.
Sergeant Vernon Martin was from Savannah, Georgia.