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Flags lowered to half-staff Nov. 17 in honor of fallen soldiers

November 16, 2010

Gov. Bill Ritter has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff on all state and federal buildings Wednesday, Nov. 17, in honor of two fallen Army soldiers: Sgt. Aaron B. Cruttenden, 25, and Spc. Dale J. Kridlo, 33.

Killed in Afghanistan Nov. 7

Sgt. Cruttenden and Spc. Kridlo were killed in action Nov. 7 when their dismounted patrol encountered small arms fire while in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

A funeral service for Sgt. Cruttenden was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hotchkiss Community United Methodist Church in Hotchkiss.

Kridlo's wife, daughters live in Ft. Collins

A funeral for Spc. Kridlo was held Wednesday at St. John Evangelist Church in Pittstown, Penn. Spc. Kridlo’s wife and daughters live in Fort Collins, where the girls also attend school.


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