Sunday, May 22, 2011
His Star Has Turned From Blue to Gold
A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died while conducting a dismounted patrol Wednesday in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.
Corporal Brandon M. Kirton, 25, of Centennial, Colo., was an infantryman assigned to Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. He joined the military in January 2008 and arrived at Fort Campbell in July 2008.
His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal (pending); Purple Heart Medal (pending); 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 (pending) and Combat Infantryman Badge.
Kirton is survived by his daughter, Heaven Kirton of Centennial, Colo. He is also survived by his parents Robert and Kathleen, of Parker, Colo.
A memorial service will be held for Kirton in Afghanistan. Fort Campbell holds a monthly Eagle Remembrance Ceremony to honor fallen Screaming Eagles. The next ceremony will be held June 8 at 4 p.m.
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May Almighty God Bless this brave Soldier who payed the ultimate price.
May Almighty God comfort his parents, his daughter and all who love him so.
May Almighty God protect each and every Airman, Soldier, Sailor and Marine.