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Spc. Nathan W. Cox, 27, died June 16, 2010, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained two days earlier when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire at Near Forward Operating Base, Khogyani, Afghanistan

Nathan W Cox

Died: June 16, 2010

Rank: Specialist

Unit: Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Branch: U.S. Army

Spc. Nathan W. Cox, 27, died June 16, 2010, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained two days earlier when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire at Near Forward Operating Base, Khogyani, Afghanistan. Cox, of Fremont, Calif., joined the Army in 2002 and served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan as a combat engineer. He left the Army to attend the College of Oceaneering in Wilmington, Calif., where he studied how to treat injured divers and graduated as a commercial diver. In 2008, Cox re-enlisted in the Army, joining the 101st Airborne Division as a combat medic. He was laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

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