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Flags lowered in Colorado for Fort Carson Green Beret

Posted at 6:41 PM, Nov 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-28 21:17:26-05

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Flags were lowered around Colorado Tuesday to honor a Green Beret from Fort Carson killed in Afghanistan earlier this month.

A funeral service was held for 33-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Stephen B. Cribben at New Life Church in Colorado Springs followed by a procession to Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

Cribben was born in Rawlins, Wyo. and joined the Army in 2002. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion of the 10th Special Forces Group. The Pentagon says he died Nov. 4 after being wounded in combat in the eastern Logar province.

Cribben received numerous awards during his career, including two Bronze Medals and the Purple Heart.

Cribben lived with his wife Shelly and two sons in Colorado Springs. He is also survived by his parents.