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1BCT Soldier Dies

Fort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died June 16th at Landsthul, Regional Medical Center, Germany, of injuries sustained June 14th when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire near Forward Operating Base Khogyani, Afghanistan.

Spc. Nathan W. Cox, 27, of Fremont, CA , was a health care specialist (combat medic) assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. He joined the Army in February 2004 and arrived at Fort Campbell in March 2010.

His awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Award; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Combat Action Badge; Parachutist Badge and Weapons Qualification, M4, expert.

Cox is survived by his parents: Nathan and Margaret Cox of Fremont, CA.

A memorial service will be held in Afghanistan.

We do not currently have a photo, but will post one if it becomes available.

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