A Fort Carson soldier killed in a mortar attack in Iraq was identified Sunday as Specialist Jose L. Mora of Bell Gardens, California. The Pentagon says 24-year-old Mora was killed on Friday in Samarra, Iraq.
Mora was assigned to C Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division based at Fort Carson. He was the 21st soldier with ties to the post to be killed in Iraq.
Also killed in the mortar attack was 22-year-old Specialist Artimus D. Brassfield, of Flint, Michigan. Brassfield was assigned to B Company, 1st Battalion, 66th Armored Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, based at Fort Hood, Texas.