Former Fort Carson soldier killed in Afghanistan |

Former Fort Carson soldier killed in Afghanistan

FOUNTAIN, Colorado – The military says a former Fort Carson soldier whose family lives in Colorado has died from injuries he suffered in combat in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense said Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth W. Westbrook died Wednesday at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.

The 41-year-old Westbrook was injured Sept. 8 when insurgents attacked his unit in Afghanistan.

He was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kan.

His wife, Charlene Westbrook of Fountain, Colo., told The Gazette of Colorado Springs he had been in the Army 22 years and planned to retire from the service after his current tour.

Westbrook’s brother, Sgt. Marshall A. Westbrook was killed by a a roadside bomb in Iraq in October 2005. He was 43.

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