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Colo. Army Post Honors Soldier, Dog Killed in Iraq

Friday, 28 Oct 2011 06:19 AM

 

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DENVER — A dog park at a Colorado Army post is being named in honor of an Oregon soldier and his military working dog who were killed together in Iraq.

Cpl. Kory Wiens and the Labrador retriever named Cooper will be remembered at a ceremony Friday at Fort Carson just outside Colorado Springs.

Wiens and Cooper were killed by an improvised bomb while on patrol in Iraq in 2007. Their ashes are buried together in Dallas, Ore., Wiens' hometown.

Wiens was 20. He and Cooper were assigned to a mine dog detachment based at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. A Fort Carson spokesman says Wiens had no formal tie to the post but officials there wanted to honor his memory.

Pat McAlister, Wiens' grandmother, says the family is touched by the gesture.

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