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Carson staff sergeant killed in Afghanistan

Apr. 5, 2012 - 09:31AM   |   Last Updated: Apr. 5, 2012 - 09:31AM  |  
Staff Sgt. Christopher Brown of Columbus, Ohio, died April 3 of wounds from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, said the Department of Defense.
Staff Sgt. Christopher Brown of Columbus, Ohio, died April 3 of wounds from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, said the Department of Defense. (Army via AP)
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A Colorado-based soldier was killed in Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced Thursday.

Staff Sgt. Christopher L. Brown, 26, of Columbus, Ohio, died Tuesday in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained after he was attacked with an improvised explosive device while on a dismounted patrol.

Brown was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colo.

According to the Associated Press, Brown was serving his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, after spending nearly year in Iraq.

His awards included the Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and an Army Commendation Medal.

The">Columbus Dispatch reports Brown's survivors include his wife, two children, his parents and three sisters. The newspaper reports his wife is expecting the couple's third child.

No additional information was available.

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