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Fort Carson Soldiers Killed

By: KKTV 11 News
By: KKTV 11 News

The U.S. Department of Defense has released the names of the four Fort Carson soldiers killed when their medivac helicopter crashed in Iraq. A total of nine soldiers were killed. The other five are from other units.

The Fort Carson soldiers are identified as:

  • CW2 Ian D. Manuel, 23, of Florida, was assigned to the 571st Medical Company (Air Ambulance) based in Fort Carson.

  • CW2 Philip A. Johnson, Jr., 31, of Alabama, was assigned to the 571st Medical Company (Air Ambulance) based in Fort Carson.

  • SPC Michael A. Diraimondo, 22, of Simi Valley, Calif. Diraimondo was
    assigned to the 571st Medical Company (Air Ambulance), based in Fort Carson.

  • SPC Christopher A. Golby, 26, of Johnstown, Penn. Golby was assigned to the 571st Medical Company (Air Ambulance) based in Fort Carson.

    These soldiers were also killed in the crash:

  • SFC Gregory B. Hicks, 35, of Duff, Tenn. Hicks was assigned to
    Company B, 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, based in Fort Hood, Texas.

  • SPC Nathaniel H. Johnson, 22, of Augusta, Ga. Johnson was assigned to Company D (Aviation), 82nd Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division based in Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Staff Sgt. Craig Davis, 37, of Opelousas, La. Davis was assigned to
    the 603rd Transportation Company, 142nd Corps Support Battalion, Fort Polk, Louisiana.

  • CWO Aaron A. Weaver, 32, of Florida. Weaver was assigned to C Troop, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • SGT Jeffrey C. Walker, 33, of Havre de Grace, Md., was assigned to Company C, 782nd Main Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.


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