Fort Carson Soldier Killed In Iraq

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The Department of Defense identifies the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment soldier killed in Iraq on Wednesday.

Fort Carson officials say First Lieutenant Michael R. Adams was killed
while traveling in a convoy headed to Kuwait to prepare for redeployment.

Adams was a 24-year-old commissioned officer from Seattle.

Fort Carson officials say a passing vehicle struck his tank, causing a mounted weapon to strike him from behind.

Adams was pronounced dead on arrival at a combat support hospital

The accident is still under investigation.

He was the 44th Fort Carson soldier killedin Iraq since the war began.