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Saying goodbye to two Fort Carson soldiers

Specialists Santiago Jr and McClure are remembered

Two Fallen Heroes Remembered

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo - Friends, family and their military family come together to say goodbye to Specialists Trinidad Santiago Junior and Charles McClure.  Both men died May 2nd in a vehicle accident in Kuwait. 

25 year old Specialist Santiago Junior was remembered as devoted Dad and soldier.  SGT Bryant Justin told us, "Trinidad Santiago was always talking about his wife, his son and proud to be a soon to be a new Daddy.  He was always ready to help someone else.  Santiago joined the military in 2009 and was on the fast track to become a Non Commissioned officer. 

21 year old Specialist, Charles McClure joined the military in 2011.  He is survived by his sister and parents. Staff Sgt Russell Pickron told me, "McClure was always positive, always smiling and always ready to work, whatever the task.  He was ready to get the job done."

Both men were with Alpha Battery, 4-42nd Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry, Division.

These two fallen heroes join the 343 Fort Carson soldiers who've give the ultimate sacrifice in the War on Terror since 2001. 

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