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NC based soldiers killed in separate incidents

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Military officials say an Army sergeant and
a Marine Corps lance corporal, both based in North Carolina, have
been killed in separate incidents.

The Department of Defense announced Tuesday that 25-year-old
Sgt. Mark A. Cofield of Colorado Springs, Colo., died July 17 in
Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related
incident.

Cofield was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion,
XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg.

Also, the department announced 22-year-old Lance Cpl. Jabari N.
Thompson of Brooklyn, N.Y., died July 17 of wounds sustained July
13 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province,
Afghanistan.

Thompson was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd
Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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