Tributes

This Memorial Page Established by-SFC Rod Brewer
In Honor Of SSG Christopher F. Cabacoy, OEF, 07/05/10

FORT DRUM, NY-- Two 10th Mountain Division Soldiers were killed when an improvised
explosive device detonated near their vehicle in Kandahar, Afghanistan Monday, July 5.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Christopher F. Cabacoy, 30, of Virginia Beach, Va.

Pfc. Edwin C. Wood, 18, of Omaha, Neb.

Staff Sgt Cabacoy and Pfc. Wood served as cavalry scouts with the 1st Squadron, 71st
Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry).  

Staff Sgt. Cabacoy joined the Army in March 2000 and arrived to Fort Drum October 2009.  He
was previously deployed to Iraq from January 2004 to January 2005.

Staff Sgt. Cabacoy is survived by his wife and son.

Staff Sgt. Cabacoy's awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army
Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal,
Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on
Terror Service Medal, and Combat Action Badge.  

Pfc. Wood joined the Army in October 2009 and arrived to Fort Drum April 2010.

Pfc. Wood is survived by his parents.

Pfc. Wood's awards and decorations include the Army Good Conduct Medal, National
Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service
Medal, and Combat Action Badge.

Sincerely,

MAJ Fred Harrell

Deputy Public Affairs Officer
Staff Sgt. Christopher F. Cabacoy
United States Army
KIA 05 July 2010, Afghanistan
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30, of Virginia Beach, Va.; assigned to 1st Squadron, 71st Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat
Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died July 5 in Kandahar,
Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised
explosive device. Also killed in the attack was Army Pfc. Edwin C. Wood.