Horseshoe Bend soldier dies in Iraq

Posted at 6:08 PM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 20:08:42-04

FORT CARSON, Colo. — A soldier from Horseshoe Bend has died in Iraq, according to a release from the Department of Defense out of Fort Carson, Colorado.

Spc. Michael T. Osorio, 20, died on April 23 in Taji, Iraq in a non-combat-related incident. Officials say the incident is under investigation.

"The 3rd Armored Brigade would like to extend its deepest condolences to the friends, family, and fellow Soldiers of Spc. Michael Osorio. Spc. Osorio’s dedication to the mission and his unit, made him a valued member of the Iron Brigade. His loss will be felt throughout our formations. We ask that everyone keep the Osorio family in their hearts and prayers as they deal with the tragic loss of their Soldier," said Col. Michael J. Simmering, commander, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

Spc. Osorio was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div.