Cpl. Aaron Cruttenden honored this morning

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
A memorial service will be held this morning for a Norwood soldier this morning at the Western Colorado Veteran

Army Sgt. Aaron B. Cruttenden, 25, of Mesa, Ariz., died Nov. 7 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked�his unit with small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 27th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - The service is planned for 10 a.m. at the Veteran's Memorial Cemetery located at 2830 Riverside Parkway in Grand Junction.

There will also be a funeral service for Sgt. Cruttenden at 2 p.m. at the Hotchkiss Community United Methodist Church.

Governor Bill Ritter has ordered U.S. and Colorado flags lowered to half staff in honor of the 25-year-old, and Spc. Dale Kridlo as well.

The two men were killed Nov. 7 when their patrol was fired at in Kunar Province.

A funeral for Kridlo, 33, today in Pittstown, Pennsylvania. His wife and daughter live in Fort Collins.
(COPYRIGHT 2010 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)


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  • by Andrew Location: Grand Junction on Nov 18, 2010 at 07:18 AM
    I want to say thank you to a local hero. Though I did not know you, you fought for me and my country and I appreciate it very very much!! My prayers are with the family and friends of this hero.
  • by Ian Location: A-stan on Nov 17, 2010 at 08:21 PM
    R.I.P.
  • by Terry Location: Grand Junction, CO on Nov 17, 2010 at 02:09 PM
    I drove past your sons funeral this morning. I wanted to stop and find Aarons Mom and thank her for our town and our entire country because her and Aaron made the ultimate sacrifice. We all thank you and your family. You are in our prayers.
  • by Carol Location: Lyons, Co. on Nov 17, 2010 at 06:56 AM
    My deepest condolences go to the family of Aaron. Your soldier died next to my son-in-law, Dale. They were such remarkable young men and sacrificed their lives for our country. My heart aches for Aaron's family and friends and I thank him for his service to our country. Much love, Carol Toal, Pinewood Springs, CO
  • by Pam Location: Norwoos on Nov 17, 2010 at 05:25 AM
    To the family of Aaron.My heart hurts for you. Stand proud because Aaron was an amazing young man. God bless you!
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