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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 587-10
July 07, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

            They died July 5 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

            Killed were:

            Spc. Edwin C. Wood, 18, of Omaha, Neb.

            Staff Sgt. Christopher F. Cabacoy, 30, of Virginia Beach, Va.

            For more information, the media may contact the Fort Drum public affairs office at 315-772-8286.

            CORRECTION:  July 8, 2010 - 71st Cavalry Regiment is corrected from 71st Armor Regiment.

            UPDATE:  July 13, 2010 - Pfc. Wood was posthumously promoted to specialist.