FORT CARSON, Colo. - Two Fort Carson Soldiers died Saturday while flying an AH64 Apache helicopter during a training exercise at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin in California.
The 4th Infantry Division Soldiers involved in the deadly crash have been identified as, 1st Lt. Clayton R. Cullen, of Indiana, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kevin F. Burke, of California.They were both assigned to the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division.
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kevin F. Burke, of California.
1st Lt. Clayton R. Cullen, of Indiana
"We are all deeply saddened by the deaths of 1st Lt. Clayton R. Cullen and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kevin F. Burke," said Col. Scott Gallaway, commander, 4th CAB, 4th Inf. Div.
"These gentlemen exemplified all the attributes we expect from our very best leaders. They were selfless, mission-focused, and committed to their teammates. Our heartfelt prayers and condolences go out to Clayton's and Kevin's Families. These two young leaders left an indelible mark on the entire Iron Eagle team. We will forever be better Soldiers, and a more combat-ready aviation brigade, due to their leadership."
The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.