Flags lowered across state for Fort Carson Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

Sgt. 1st Class Stephen B. Cribben (Photo: U.S. Army)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Flags were lowered around Colorado to honor a Green Beret from Fort Carson killed in Afghanistan earlier this month.

A funeral service is being held for 33-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Stephen B. Cribben on Tuesday morning in Colorado Springs followed by a procession to Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

Cribben was assigned to the 2nd Battalion of the 10th Special Forces Group. The Pentagon said he died Nov. 4 after being wounded in combat in the eastern Logar province.

Cribben received numerous awards during his career, including two Bronze Star Medals and the Purple Heart.

Cribben lived with his wife Shelly and two sons in Colorado Springs. He is also survived by his parents.