Fort Carson Soldier Dies In Iraq

By: AP
By: AP

The mother of a Fort Carson soldier who died in a non-combat incident in Iraq says he was due to return to the U-S in three weeks.

Military officials say Sergeant James Worster of Broadview Heights, Ohio, died Monday. He was 24. No details of the incident in Baghdad were released, but the military says it's under investigation.

Worster was assigned to the 43rd Area Support Group's 10th Combat Support Hospital.

His mother Donna Thornton, of North Pole, Alaska, says Worster wanted to become a doctor after serving in the Army.

Fort Carson spokesman Roger Edwards said Worster's death brings to 170 the number of soldiers from the post who have died in Iraq.

Worster's survivors include his wife and a son.

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