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.
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