Local Soldier Dies of Illness

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email
To join the conversation on this story and others, "like" our KKTV 11 News Facebook page!

A Colorado National Guard Soldier who was stationed at Fort Carson died has died from an unspecified illness.

Spc. Callie A. Rader, 32, of Fort Carson, a nuclear, biological and chemical specialist was assigned to the 1158th Space Support Company, 117th Space Battalion. Rader was not in a military status when she died on February 2.

"Callie Rader had a friendly nature and a contagious happiness," said 1158th 1st Sgt. Ken Noland. "She lifted the spirits of those around her and appeared to genuinely enjoy coming to drill."

Prior to serving in the Colorado National Guard, Rader served on active duty in the U.S. Army and had completed a tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Rader earned an Army Commendation Medal, a National Defense Service Medal, a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, an Iraq Campaign Medal and an Army Service Ribbon.

She was posthumously promoted to the rank of Specialist February 3.

Funeral arrangements have not been finalized.

KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 39106592 - kktv.com/a?a=39106592
Gray Television, Inc.