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Flags lowered today to honor Fort Carson soldier killed in Afghanistan

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Sgt 1st Class Stephen Baxter Cribben died during combat operations in Afghanistan. Sgt 1st Class Stephen Baxter Cribben died during combat operations in Afghanistan.
COLORADO SPRINGS -

If you're out and about today, you may notice that the flags on public building are lowered to half staff. They will be until sunset tonight. Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered flags to be lowered in honor of Sergeant First Class Stephen B. Cribben, who lived in Colorado Springs with his family.

The 33-year old Sergeant died on November 4th, from injuries sustained from small arms fire. He was serving in Logar Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Cribben began his military service in November of 2002, as a Military Police Officer. SFC Cribben deployed three times with the 716th Military Police Battalion. He deployed to Egypt in support of Bright Star in 2005, to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2006, and to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007. SFC Cribben also deployed to Afghanistan in September of 2017.

During his career, Cribben received numerous awards including two Bronze Medals, the Purple Heart, and Meritorious Service Medal. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group at Fort Carson

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 10:00a.m with a reception to follow, at the New Life Church, 11025 Voyager Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO. A Private burial will take place at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Support-A-Soldier, http://www.supportasoldier.us, PO BOX 371571, Denver, Colorado 80237.

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