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Bragg soldier dies in Iraq

Posted July 19, 2011

— An Army soldier based at Fort Bragg died in Iraq Sunday, the Defense Department said Tuesday.

Sgt. Mark A. Cofield, 25, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died in Baghdad of non-combat injuries, the military said. He was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg.


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  • ignoranceisbliss Jul 20, 2011

    R.I.P. Sgt. Mark A. Cofield. God Bless you and your family! We appreciate your service!

    This is to honor a fallen Soldier and people up here are trying to blame Bush for that? PATHETIC! If it wasn't for Bush, who knows how many more terrorist attacks we would have endured?

    Bush isn't the problem, people like you all are the problem! That's all Democrats and Liberals do is try to find someone to place the blame on for everything, rather than trying to find the best solution and tackle the sitaution at hand. Let me guess? Everything Obama has screwed up is Bush's fault too huh? Get a life!

  • bowslinger70 Jul 19, 2011

    Non-Combat Injuries--Yes I am sure George Bush is to blame for that--Some folks need to get a life.
    However it happened, I hope it was Honorable !!

  • Hans Jul 19, 2011

    "Our men and women in uniform continue to die while the Bush legacy lives on and will never die." - willemakeit

    Yep, and they will continue to die as people play the Democrat vs. Republican game while mindlessly chanting "RIP, hero! Thank you for your service!"

  • more cowbell Jul 19, 2011

    Our men and women in uniform continue to die while the Bush legacy lives on and will never die.

  • CharmedLife Jul 19, 2011

    Sgt. Mark A. Cofield, Thank you for your service to this country. God Bless you and your family.

  • rayne0524 Jul 19, 2011

    R.I.P Sgt Cofield. Thank you for your service to our country.

    My thoughts & prayers go out to your family & friends.