I-25 motorcade, flags lowered today in honor of fallen Colorado soldier

Flags at state buildings across Colorado will be lowered all day on Tuesday in honor of a Colorado Springs solider killed in Afghanistan.

DENVER - Flags at state buildings across Colorado will be lowered all day on Tuesday in honor of a Colorado Springs solider killed in Afghanistan. 

Along I-25, drivers will likely see the dignified motorcade escorting his remains to their final resting place.

Sergeant First Class Stephen B. Cribben will be laid to rest at Fort Logan Tuesday afternoon.

In honor of his burial, Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered flags be lowered to half-staff statewide on all public buildings from sunrise until sunset on Nov. 28.

The Federal Protection Agency will be providing SFC Cribben with a Dignified Honors Motorcade from Colorado Springs to Denver's Fort Logan National Cemetery. 

SFC Cribben was killed by small arms fire on Nov. 4 while deployed to Afghanistan in the Logar Province.

He was 33 years old. He leaves behind his wife - and high school sweetheart, Shelly - and two young boys, Connor and Wyatt, just three and five years old. 

SFC Cribben was a special forces soldier, completing the qualification course in 2014 to become a green beret.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group out of Fort Carson, the Department of Defense said.

He was a decorated soldier who had served three prior deployments overseas during his 14-year career with the Army.

Before becoming a green beret, he was a military police officer and had deployed to Egypt, Iraq, Korea, and Afghanistan.

SFC Cribben's motorcade will leave from New Life Church in Colorado Springs around noon. You will see it heading north on I-25 until south Denver, where it will then travel west to Fort Logan National Cemetery for the funeral services.

Sergeant First Class Cribben's military honors are as follows: 

  • Bronze Star Medal, 2, Posthumous
  • Purple Heart, Posthumous
  • Meritorious Service Medal, Posthumous
  • Army Commendation Medal, 3
  • Army Achievement Medal, 9
  • Army Good Conduct Medal, 5
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/Bronze Service Star, 2
  • Iraq Campaign Medal w/Bronze Service Star, 2
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Korean Defense Service Medal
  • Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, 3
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Overseas Service Ribbon, 4
  • NATO Medal
  • Right Side Awards
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army)
  • Combat Infantryman Badge, Posthumous
  • Parachutist Badge, Basic
  • Pathfinder Badge
  • Air Assault Badge
  • Special Forces Tab
  • Driver and Mechanic Badge
  • Bar, Driver-W (for wheeled vehicles)
  • Combat and Special Skill Badge Basic Marksmanship Qualification Badge
  • Bar, Weapon: Pistol (Inscription: Pistol)
  • Bar, Weapon: Rifle (Inscription: Rifle)
  • Expert
  • Foreign Badges
  • German Proficiency Badge
  • Gold
  • Overseas Service Bar, 5

RELATED | Soldier based out of Fort Carson killed in Afghanistan

9NEWS Reporter Noel Brennan will share more about Cribben's life on 9NEWS at 5 p.m.

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