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Army Staff Sgt. Chauncy R. Mays

Died February 28, 2011 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

25, of Cookville, Texas; assigned to the 705th Ordnance Co (EOD), 63rd Ordnance Battalion (EOD), 20th Support Command, Fort Polk. La.; died Feb. 28 in Tangi, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

Fort Polk soldiers die in Wardak attack

The Associated Press

The Pentagon says two Louisiana-based soldiers were killed in Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Chauncy Mays, 25, of Cookville, Texas, and Spc. Christopher Stark, 22, of Monett, Mo., died Feb. 28 in Wardak province when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.

They were assigned to the 63rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 20th Support Command, Fort Polk, La.

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