Penisten Memorial

War Memorial

Fort Carson took time to remember one of its own who died in the Chinook helicopter crash in Iraq more than 2 weeks ago.

Specialist Brian Penisten was a 3rd ACR mechanic and a man in love.

He ws deployed in April.

2 days before he left, he proposed to his girlfriend.

He was on his way back to Colorado to get married when his helicopter was shot down.

He's survived by his fiance, 4 year-old son, and his parents.