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Aurora Fire honors fallen Fort Carson soldier as motorcade travels from Colorado Springs to DIA

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Posted at 5:13 PM, Oct 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-27 19:13:59-04

AURORA, Colo. -- A fallen Fort Carson soldier was honored by the Aurora Fire Rescue team Thursday morning as a solemn motorcade traveled from Colorado Springs to Denver International Airport. 

"Sgt. James R. Morrison gave all to our country. In the motorcade were his wife and 18-month-old daughter," said an official with the fire department on Facebook adding, "Aurora Fire thanks you for your service."

Morrison, 28, a native of Spring Valley, N.Y., was part of the U.S. Army 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, according to Fort Carson officials. He enlisted in the army at the age of 21 and arrived to Fort Carson in July of 2014. 

Morrison's deployment included three trips to Afghanistan: From Aug. 2010 to Aug. 2011, From June to Dec. in 2013 and from Dec. 2015 to Aug. 2016. 

During his 7-year career with the Army, Morrison was awarded several medals including the Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device, the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

Morrison's death is under investigation. 

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