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Army Cpl. Brandon M. Kirton
Died May 18, 2011 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
25, of Centennial, Colo., assigned to 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.; died May 18, in Bur-Mohammad, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire and mortar rounds.
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Campbell cpl. killed in insurgent attack
The (Clarksville, Tenn.) Leaf-Chronicle
Insurgents killed a Fort Campbell, Ky., soldier May 18 in Afghanistan, according to a Fort Campbell news release.
Cpl. Brandon M. Kirton, 25, of Centennial, Colo., died in Kandahar province when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire and mortar rounds. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.
Kirton was an infantryman assigned to Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. He joined the Army in January 2008 and arrived at Campbell in July 2008.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal and Combat Infantryman Badge.
Kirton is survived by his father, Robert C., and his mother, Kathleen A. Kirton, both of Parker, Colo. He is also survived by his daughter, Heaven Kirton of Centennial, Colo.