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IED device kills two Fort Campbell Soldiers

Posted By News Staff On Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 7:08 pm In News | No Comments

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchFort Campbell, KY – Two 101st Airborne Division Soldiers were killed August 27th, when a command-wired improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during convoy operations in the Paktiya province, Afghanistan.

Both Soldiers were assigned to B Troop, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault.)

Killed were: Private 1st Class Chad Derek Coleman,  and Private Adam Jacob Novak.

Adam Jacob Novak and Chad Derek Coleman [1]

Adam Jacob Novak and Chad Derek Coleman

 

Chad Derek Coleman

Chad Derek Coleman [2]Private 1st Class Chad Derek Coleman, 20, of Moreland, GA Coleman entered the Army in October 2008 and arrived at Fort Campbell in March 2009. Coleman was a Cavalry Scout whose awards and decorations include: Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; NATO Medal and Weapons Qualification: M4 rifle (expert).

Coleman is survived by his father, Brian P. Coleman and his mother, Shanon C. Coleman, both of Moreland, GA. 

Adam Jacob Novak

Adam Jacob Novak [3]Private Adam Jacob Novak, 20, of Prairie Du Sac, WI. Novak entered the Army in September 2009 and arrived at Fort Campbell in January 2010. Novak was an Infantryman whose awards and decorations include:  Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; NATO Medal; Combat Infantryman Badge and Weapons Qualification: M4 rifle (expert).

Novak is survived by his wife, Celeste N. Novak of Moorehead, MN and his mother, Susan K. Block of Prairie Du Sac, WI.

A memorial service will be held for the fallen in Afghanistan. Fort Campbell also holds a monthly Eagle Remembrance Ceremony. The next ceremony will be held September 8th at 4:00pm.


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