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Army Spc. Chad D. Coleman

Died August 27, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom


20, of Moreland, Ga.; assigned to 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Aug. 27 in Paktiya province of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Pvt. Adam J. Novak.

Five 101st Airborne soldiers killed in Afghanistan

The (Clarksville, Tenn.) Leaf-Chronicle

Five soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division were killed in recent days in three incidents in Afghanistan.

Capt. Ellery R. Wallace, 33, of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Spc. Bryn T. Raver, 20, of Harrison, Ark., were killed Aug. 28 when their Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-terrain vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Babur, according to a news release from Fort Campbell.

Spc. Chad Derek Coleman, 20, of Moreland, Ga., and Pvt. Adam Jacob Novak, 20, of Prairie Du Sac, Wis., were killed Aug. 27 when a command-wired improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during convoy operations in the Paktika province.

Sgt. James. C. Robinson, 27, of Lebanon, Ohio, was killed Aug. 28 when insurgents attacked Forward Operating Base Boris in the Bermal district, Paktika province.

Spc. Chad Coleman

Coleman was a Cavalry Scout assigned to B Troop, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. He entered the Army in October 2008 and arrived at Fort Campbell in March 2009.

His awards and decorations include Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal and Weapons Qualification: M4 rifle (expert).

Coleman is survived by his father, Brian P. Coleman and his mother, Shanon C. Coleman, both of Moreland, Ga.

Spc. Bryn Raver

Raver was a military policeman assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team. He entered the Army in February 2008 and arrived at Fort Campbell in August 2008.

His awards and decorations include Meritorious Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, and weapons qualification, M4 expert.

Raver is survived by his wife, Pvt. Kellie S. Raver of Fort Lewis, Wash.; daughter Elisha N. Raver of Harrison Ark.; and father, Charles B. Raver of Harrison, Ark.

Capt. Ellery Wallace

Wallace was a Cavalry officer commanding Troop B., 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. He entered the Army in August 2003 and arrived at Fort Campbell in May 2009.

His awards and decorations include Army Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal - Valor, Valorous Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and Combat Action Badge.

Wallace is survived by his wife, Janelle L. Wallace, and children Liam, Adara, Kael and Ehlana all of Clarksville; his father, Elton D. Wallace; and mother, Elaine B. Wallace, both of Elkhart, Texas.

Pvt. Adam Novak

Novak was assigned to B Troop, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. He entered the Army in September 2009 and arrived at Fort Campbell in January 2010.

His awards and decorations include Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge and Weapons Qualification: M4 rifle (expert).

Novak is survived by his wife, Celeste Stuessy Novak, of Prairie du Sac, Wis.; his mother, Sue Block, of Prairie du Sac; two sisters and two brothers, according to the Associated Press. One of his brothers is serving in Afghanistan.

Sgt. James Robinson

Robinson was an infantryman assigned to Company A., 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. He joined the Army in February 2005 and arrived at Fort Campbell in November 2005.

His awards and decorations include Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal; Combat Infantry Badge; and Weapons Qualification, M4, expert.

Robinson is survived by his wife, Kathryn E. Robinson, daughter Victoria A. Robinson and stepdaughter, Emily B. Cable, all of Fort Campbell; father, James R. Robinson and mother, Kimberly Robinson, both of Middletown, Ohio.

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