Two 10th Mountain Division Soldiers were killed when an
improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle in Kandahar,
Afghanistan Monday, July 5.
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).
Pfc. Wood joined the Army in October 2009 and arrived to Fort Drum April
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.