DoD Reports: Local Soldier Killed In Iraq


The Department of Defense reports a soldier from Colorado Springs has died while fighting in Iraq.

Major Andrew Olmsted and his team were attacked by gunmen on January 3rd in As Sadiyah, Iraq, according to a statement released by the DoD.

He and another soldier were killed.

They served with the Military Transition Team, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division based in Fort Riley, Kansas.

Olmsted was 37 years old.