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Release No: 782-10
August 30, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

                 The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device Aug. 27 in Paktiya, Afghanistan. 

                 Killed were:

                 Spc. Chad D. Coleman, 20, of Moreland, Ga.

                 Pvt. Adam J. Novak, 20, of Prairie du Sac, Wis.

                 They were assigned to the 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

                 For more information media may contact the Fort Campbell public affairs office at 270- 798-3025.

                 UPDATE:  September 2, 2010 – Pfc. Coleman was posthumously promoted to specialist.

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