Army Sgt. Christopher Birdwell was on his third tour of duty when he was killed in eastern Afghanistan. Chris grew up in Windsor.  His family was notified on Monday that he  had been shot in the chest by small-arms fire.  Our thoughts and prayers with the Birdwell family and God bless Chris for making the ultimate sacrifice.

According to the Greeley Tribune:  The 25-year-old was one of two Fort Carson soldiers killed Monday in Kalagush, Afghanistan. Birdwell was assigned to the 4th Special Troops Battalion of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

Mabry Anders of Baker City, Ore., was also killed.

His death is still under investigation.

Chris was the oldest of four siblings. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother and two sisters.