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Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Brown

Died April 3, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

26, of Columbus, Ohio; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died April 3, in Khas Kunar district, Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device.

Slain Carson soldier remembered in Ohio

The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Hundreds of mourners gathered to remember a soldier who died in Afghanistan earlier this month.

Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Brown was killed April 3 while on a walking patrol in the Kunar province of northeastern Afghanistan.

It was the fourth overseas tour for the 26-year-old Brown.

The Columbus Dispatch reported Saturday that Brown’s wife related how in their last conversation Brown said he was proud she was his wife.

Ariell Taylor-Brown told about 300 people at the Aladdin Shrine Center in Columbus that she was proud he was her husband.

Brown, who grew up in Toledo and Columbus and was based at Fort Carson, Colo., is scheduled to be buried Wednesday in Pensacola, Fla.

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