Fort Carson Soldier Dies In Balad, Iraq

The Department of Defense announced Monday the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Spc. Kevin R. Dickson, 21, a construction equipment repair specialist, assigned to the Group Support Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Carson, was pronounced dead from wounds August 2 at the Joint Balad Hospital.

Dickson joined the Army January 2006 and attended basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. He also attended Basic Airborne and Parachute Rigger Schools at Fort Benning, Ga., before attending Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

Dickson deployed for his first tour to Iraq in January 2007. He was on his second tour to Iraq at the time of his death.

Dickson has been awarded with several medals during his career, including Joint Service Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon.

Dickson, a native of Steelville, Mo., is survived by his mother, Catherine Ann Neidig, and two brothers.

Dickson’s death is under investigation.


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  • by your sis Location: Texas on Mar 2, 2010 at 01:04 PM
    I thought about you today, but that is nothing new, I thought about you yesterday and will tomorrow too. I miss you so much Kev. Christmas is always the worst, you always made it home for Christmas. I love you and I know your watching over us.
  • by YADIRA MORALES Location: FORT CARSON on Oct 4, 2008 at 05:22 PM
    KEVIN LOSING YOU IS SO HARD. BUT I HAVE YOU IN MY HEART EVERYDAY.AND I KNOW THAT YOU LOVE ME, AND I KNOW YOU AND MY BABY GIRL ARE HAPPY NOW.I LOVE YOU AND I MISS YOU BABE...SEE YOU LATER IN HEAVEN...
  • by amber Location: steelville on Aug 6, 2008 at 02:16 PM
    Kevin you will always be missed and loved by anyone who ever got the chance to know you
  • by Megan Location: Jones on Aug 6, 2008 at 10:03 AM
    I grew up with Kevin in both Texas and Missouri. He was like a brother to me. Kevin will Be missed forever and never forgotten.
  • by EBONY PITTMAN Location: BALAQ, IRAQ on Aug 6, 2008 at 02:05 AM
    I LOVE YOU KEVIN AND I MISS YOU MORE THAN YOU WILL EVER KNOW.GROUP WILL NEVER BE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU NOR ANYONES LIFE WHE WAS FORTUNETE ENOUGH TO KNOW YOU LIKE I DID
  • by Dora Alfred on Aug 5, 2008 at 09:51 AM
    Kevin you will be truly missed, there are too many memories for me to say I wont have enough room to put them all down, Always know that you were loved by all of us, and that i want a chimi-conga. RIP SPC Dickson
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