3 Fort Carson Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Three soldiers assigned to the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson were among the four soldiers killed on the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.

Spc. William R. Moody, Spc. Ember M. Alt and Spc. Robert W. Ellis were killed in Afghanistan June 18, 2013.

The Pentagon has identified the four U.S. soldiers killed in an attack on the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.

Killed were:

-- 30-year-old Spc. William R. Moody of Burleson, Texas;

-- 25-year-old Sgt. Justin R. Johnson of Hobe Sound, Fla.;

-- 21-year-old Spc. Ember M. Alt of Beech Island, S.C.;

-- and 21-year-old Spc. Robert W. Ellis of Kennewick, Wash.

All served with the 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the Tuesday attack. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said Wednesday the militants fired two rockets into the Bagram Air Base late on Tuesday. American officials confirmed the base was attacked by indirect fire -- likely a mortar or rocket -- with four U.S. troops killed.

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