Tributes

This Memorial Page Established by-SFC Rod Brewer
In Honor Of SPC Edwin C. Wood, 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
Arlington at Christmas

Rest
easy, sleep well my brothers.

Know
the line has held, your job is done.

Rest
easy, sleep well.

Others
have taken up where you fell, the line has held.

Peace,
peace, and farewell...

July 25, 2011
Thomas L. Wood
It's alright Eddie...Dad's here...

July 22, 2010
Mark Smith
R.I.P. HERO
Pfc. Edwin C. Wood
United States Army
KIA 05 July 2010, Afghanistan
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18, of Omaha, Neb.; 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 Staff Sgt. Christopher F. Cabacoy.