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Bragg soldier killed in Iraq

Posted July 20, 2011

— An XVIII Airborne Corps soldier died Sunday in a non-hostile incident at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq, the Army announced Wednesday.

Sgt. Mark A. Cofield, 25, of Colorado Springs, Colo., was a human intelligence collector assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion.

Cofield's death is under investigation, officials said, declining to provide other details.


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  • u stand corrected Jul 21, 2011

    RIP young soldier. Thank you for your service to this great country. Semper Fi

  • Stand-In-The-Door Jul 21, 2011

    Sgt. Cofield. You have served your country well. Rest in Peace.

  • North Carolina Home Jul 21, 2011

    Sincere prayers of appreciation and sorrow for his family. He paid the ultimate price for his country.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Jul 20, 2011

    Awww, praying for those who loved him and served with him.

    RIP Valiant Warrior, RIP!!!

  • CharmedLife Jul 20, 2011

    Sgt. Mark A. Cofield, may prayers be with your family and friends. God Bless and Thank You!

  • mustysteer Jul 20, 2011

    Whatever the circumstances... A precious life was cut short. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. The public does not need to know the details.