Funeral for Wyo. soldier killed in suicide attack

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) -- A Wyoming soldier who was killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan is being laid to rest.

Family, friends and fellow soldiers paid their respects to 45-year-old Army Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin J. Griffin of Laramie on Tuesday at Fort Carson. The Gazette (bit.ly/PunGIz) reported that a procession then traveled from the post outside Colorado Springs to Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver for his burial.

Griffin was a 24-year Army veteran and father of two. He was killed along with two other soldiers and a foreign service officer on Aug. 8 when insurgents detonated suicide vests in Kunar province.

The Riverton High graduate previously served three tours in Iraq and had been deployed to Kuwait and the Balkans.

Shawn Griffin said his brother was right where he wanted to be in life.

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