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Fort Campbell reports deaths of 3 soldiers

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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- The Army is reporting the deaths of three Fort Campbell soldiers who were serving in Afghanistan. All belonged to the 101st Airborne Division.

The Defense Department says a 27-year-old combat medic, Spc. Nathan W. Cox of Fremont, Calif., died Wednesday of injuries he suffered when his unit came under fire two days earlier. He died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.

Cox was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. He joined the Army in 2004 and went to Fort Campbell in March.

Survivors include his parents, Nathan and Margaret Cox of Fremont.

On Friday, 25-year-old Pfc. Benjamin J. Park of Fairfax Station, Va., an infantryman, and 25-year-old Staff Sgt. James P. Hunter of South Amherst, Ohio, an Army journalist, were fatally injured by roadside bombs.

Park joined the Army in August and arrived at Fort Campbell in January. He was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.

Survivors include his parents, In Sook Park and Do Hyun Park of Fairfax Station.

Hunter was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 502nd Infantry Regiment. He joined the Army in August 2003 and had been at Fort Campbell since May 2007.

Hunter is survived by his parents, Patricia M. Phillips of Wakeman, Ohio, and William T. Hunter of Winchester, Ky.

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