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Department of Defense announces death of Fort Carson soldier

Posted at 5:57 PM, Apr 24, 2019

FORT CARSON – Wednesday, the Department of Defense announced the death of a Fort Carson Soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

According to the DoD, Spc. Michael T. Osorio died April 23rd in Taji, Iraq in a non-combat related incident.

The 20-year-old is from Horseshoe Bend, Idaho.

Spc. Michael T. Osorio

Spc. Osorio was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div.

“The 3rd Armored Brigade would like to extend its deepest condolences to the friends, family, and fellow Soldiers of Spc. Michael Osorio. Spc. Osorio’s dedication to the mission and his unit, made him a valued member of the Iron Brigade. His loss will be felt throughout our formations. We ask that everyone keep the Osorio family in their hearts and prayers as they deal with the tragic loss of their Soldier,” said Col. Michael J. Simmering, commander, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

The DoD said the incident in which Spc. Osorio died is under investigation.