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Two soldiers from Fort Carson-bound unit are killed in Iraq

By: AP
By: AP

A homemade bomb has claimed the lives of two soldiers whose unit is scheduled to move to Colorado after its tour of duty in Iraq.

The Pentagon has confirmed the deaths of 24-year-old Staff Sergeant Thor H.-Ingraham of Murrysville, Pennsylvania; and 20-year-old Private First Class Nicolas E.-Messmer of Franklin, Ohio.

Officials say the two died Sunday when the bomb blew up near their Humvee in Khalidiyah (KAHL'-dee-yah), Iraq.

Ingraham and Messmer were assigned to the First Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, Second Brigade Combat Team, Second Infantry Division at Camp Greaves, South Korea.

The brigade will move to the Fort Carson Army base near Colorado Springs this summer.

At least 57 Second Brigade soldiers, and 51 others from Fort Carson, have died in Iraq.


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