Staff Sgt. Christopher A. Wilbur will get Army memorial today

Thirty-six-year-old Staff Sgt. Christopher A. Wilbur of Granite City will be honored Thursday in a service at Fort Carson, Colorado, his home post.

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A Colorado Army post is holding a memorial for a soldier from Illinois who died in a noncombat incident in Afghanistan.

Thirty-six-year-old Staff Sgt. Christopher A. Wilbur of Granite City will be honored Thursday in a service at Fort Carson, Colorado, his home post.

The Defense Department says Wilbur died Aug. 12 in Kandahar. The cause of death wasn’t released.

He was assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, part of the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson.