FORT CARSON – Soldiers honor the fallen this morning at the 16th annual Warrior Memorial Ceremony on Fort Carson as the names of four soldiers were added to the memorial at Kit Carson Park.
The event and memorial honor those killed in the War on Terror, which soldiers from the Mountain Post have played a critical role in several combat theaters.
There are now 401 names of military servicemen and women on the memorial stones. You can find the memorial at the entrance to Gate 1 just off of Highway 115.
The following names were added this year:
Staff Sgt. Diobanjo S. SanAgustin died on September 4th from a non-combat injury while serving at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. The National City, California served as a squad leader in 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. He served 11 years in the U.S. Army with deployments to Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Sgt. Jason McClary of Export, Pa. died Dec. 2, 2018 from his wounds at a hospital in Germany following a Nov. 27 attack in Afghanistan’s eastern Ghanzi province. Sgt. McClary was assigned to the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson. Two other soldiers and an airman died in the attack.
33-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay of Cortez, Colorado was killed in action during combat operations in Kunduz province, Afghanistan on March 22, 2019. Lindsay enlisted in the Army on July 7th, 2004 and was assigned to 2nd Bn., 10th SFG (A) in July 2006. His deployments include five tours to Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. He was also deployed to Tajikistan in 2016 supporting the Counter-Narcotics Terrorism mission and Afghanistan supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
29-year-old Sgt. Joseph P. Collette, of Lancaster, Ohio died March 22, 2019 from wounds sustained when his unit encountered enemy fire in Kunduz province, Afghanistan. He entered the Army on Nov. 8th, 2010, and arrived at Fort Carson on June 28th, 2012. He was deployed to Afghanistan from Dec. 27th, 2018 to March 21st, 2019.