Colorado Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 5 David R. Carter was killed in action in Afghanistan Aug. 6, 2011. Carter was the co-pilot of a CH-47 Chinook and was one of 30 U.S. service members, including four other Army crewmembers, 22 Navy SEALs, three special operations Airmen, seven Afghan commandos, an Afghan interpreter and a dog, who died in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their helicopter crashed after being fired upon by enemy forces. (File photo)


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