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Two Ft. Carson soldiers killed in Kuwait

By KRDO.com Staff
Published On: May 03 2013 05:04:38 PM CDT
Updated On: May 04 2013 05:21:44 AM CDT
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo -

Two Ft. Carson soldiers were killed in an accident in Kuwait.

The Department of Defense announced Friday the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

According to the DOD news release, they died May 2, in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.  They were assigned to 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

The DOD says Spc. Trinidad Santiago Jr., 25, of San Diego, Calif., and  Pfc. Charles P. McClure, 21, of Stratford, Okla were the two soldiers who were killed.

Ft. Carson released the following information regarding the service records of the two soldiers:

FULL NAME AND RANK:  Spc. Trinidad Santiago, Jr.

DATE OF ENTRY INTO THE ARMY:  Oct. 13, 2009

DATE SOLDIER ARRIVED AT FORT CARSON: July 27, 2012

DEPLOYMENTS AND DATES:
               
                KUWAIT:
                February 2013 - May 2, 2013

                AFGHANISTAN:
                Dec. 5, 2010 - Nov. 28, 2011

HOME OF RECORD:  San Diego, Calif.

AWARDS:

                Joint Service Achievement Medal
                Army Achievement Medal
                Joint Meritorious Unit Award
                Meritorious Unit Commendation
                Army Good Conduct Medal
                National Defense Service Ribbon
                Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star
                Army Service Ribbon
                Overseas Service Ribbon
                NATO Medal

AGE:  25

MOS/BRANCH:  13B - Cannoneer

UNIT: 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

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FULL NAME AND RANK:  Pfc. Charles P. McClure

DATE OF ENTRY INTO THE ARMY:  Nov. 1, 2011

DATE SOLDIER ARRIVED AT FORT CARSON: March 20, 2012

DEPLOYMENTS AND DATES:
               
                KUWAIT:
                February 2013 - May 2, 2013

HOME OF RECORD:  Stratford, Okla.

AWARDS:

                National Defense Service Ribbon
                Global War on Terror Service Medal
                Army Service Ribbon
               
AGE:  21

MOS/BRANCH:  13B - Cannoneer

UNIT: 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

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