Fort Carson soldier killed in Afghanistan

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- A soldier stationed at Fort Carson has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense said Thursday 26-year-old Staff Sgt. Christopher Brown of Columbus, Ohio, died April 3.

The Defense Department says Brown died of wounds from a roadside bomb.

Brown was serving his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, after spending nearly year in Iraq.

Awards include the Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and an Army Commendation Medal.