Staff Sgt. Christopher J. Birdwell
SSgt. Christopher J. Birdwell, 25, of Windsor, Colo., died Aug. 27, in Kalagush, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered from enemy, small arms fire. They were assigned to the 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo. Birdwell joined the Army a few months after graduating from Windsor High School at age 18. He was promoted in rank to Sergeant in February 2011. Birdwell served in Afghanistan in 2006-2007 and 2009-2010. Sgt. Birdwell has been stationed at Fort Carson since March 2006. This was his third deployment to Afghanistan. Sgt. Birdwell has received numerous awards throughout his service including two Army Commendation Medals, 2 Army Good Conduct Medals, an Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Arrowhead Device, an Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 2 Campaign Stars, a NATO Medal, and a Combat Action Badge. Sgt. Birdwell will also be awarded a Bronze Star Medal and a Purple Heart. Ft Logan
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