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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 511-10
June 21, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

                 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

                 Spc. Nathan W. Cox, 27, of Fremont, Calif., died June 16 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained June 14 when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire at Near Forward Operating Base, Khogyani, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

                 For more information, the media may contact the Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office at 270-798-3025.

                 CORRECTION:  June 21, 2010 – Spc. Cox age is corrected from 21 to reflect his actual age of 27.

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