Fort Carson Soldier Killed In Iraq

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Defense Department says a Fort Carson soldier has been killed by a bomb in Iraq.

The military said Friday that Chief Warrant Officer Robert C. Hammett of Tucson, Ariz., died Tuesday in Baghdad.

The 39-year-old Hammett was assigned to Fort Carson's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

Hammett received several awards during his career including, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Good Conduct Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star), Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal and the NATO Medal.

Also killed in the explosion was Maj. Dwayne M. Kelley, of Willingboro, N.J. The 48-year-old Kelly was assigned to the 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion of Green Bay, Wis.


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  • by Petra Location: Colorado Springs on Jun 27, 2008 at 01:48 PM
    My deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of Robert C. Hammett. THANK YOU FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY AND MAKING THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE. GOD BLESS YOU!
  • by Ken Keniff Location: the Springs on Jun 27, 2008 at 12:17 PM
    Good luck!!!!
  • by A Soldier's Mom Location: COS on Jun 27, 2008 at 09:45 AM
    RIP brave one!
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