Fremont Medic Killed in Combat

By Lori Preuitt
|  Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010  |  Updated 8:26 AM PDT
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Fremont Medic Killed in Combat

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CAMP LEATHERNECK, AFGHANISTAN - MARCH 09: (FRANCE OUT) U.S. Marines wait at sunrise for a helicopter March 9, 2010 at Camp Leatherneck, the Marines main base in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Operations are ongoing in the nearby town of Marjah to restore stability after a month-long offensive to oust Taliban militants. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

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The Department of Defense released the identity of a Fremont man killed in Afghanistan.

Spc. Nathan W. Cox died June 16 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained two days earlier in the town of Khogyani.

Cox was a medic.

Insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire at the Near Forward Operating Base.

He is survived by his parents, Nathan and Margaraet Cox, who live in Fremont.  His family was able to make it to Germany to be with Cox before he died.

Cox was the 264th coalition service member to die in Afghanistan this year.

Cox was assigned to:
Headquarters and Headquarters Company
1st Special Troops Battalion
1st Brigade Combat Team
101st Airborne Division
Fort Campbell, Ky.

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