Four fallen soldiers remembered at Fort Carson

Fort Carson memorial for four fallen soldiers
Fort Carson memorial for four fallen soldiers

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Memorial Day isn’t just a fun extra day off work for everyone. For some families, it’s filled with sorrow.

Sgt. Christopher Wilbur, Maj. Andrew Byers, Sgt. Ryan Gloyer, and Sgt. Adam Thomas were the four men who were added to memorial stones Thursday after they died while deployed from Fort Carson.

Wilbur died in Kandahar due to a non-combat related injury. Thomas, Byers, and Gloyer all died fighting enemy forces in Afghanistan.

The men commemorated Thursday are four of 399 fallen soldiers from Fort Carson since 2001. 

“It’s so important that we officially say thank you to the men and the women who gave up, not just the lives they were living, but the lives they were going to live,” one fallen soldier’s mother said.

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