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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 800-08
September 22, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Sept. 20 in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
 
Killed were:
 
Staff Sgt. Nathan M. Cox, 32, of Walcott, Iowa
 
Pvt. Joseph F. Gonzales, 18, of Tucson, Ariz.
 
For more information media may contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at (254) 287-9993; after hours at (254) 291-2591.

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