Memorial Service

By: AP
By: AP

Four Fort Carson soldiers killed in Iraq are remembered as father figures and as proud fathers.

A memorial service was held Thursday at the post for Sergeant First Class Christopher Phelps, Staff Sergeant Scottie Bright, Staff Sergeant Jeremy Brown and Corporal Lyle Cambridge.

All were in leadership positions in the Third Armored Cavalry Regiment and had shown skill in caring for younger troops. More importantly, they were remembered for the pride they had for their combined nine children.

Phelps' wife says she's worried about when her kids ask for help on math homework, which her husband always did. Bright wanted to become an architect and left his wife with carefully crafted drawings of the house he hoped to build for her and their two children.

Brown's soldiering skills earned him 14 medals in eight years, but he showed the most pride when recounting the halting phone conversations he had with his toddler son. And Cambridge was known more for his big grin than his crisp military bearing.

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