Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Army Staff Sgt. Chad A. Caldwell

Remember Our Heroes

Army Staff Sgt. Chad A. Caldwell, 24, of Spokane, Wash.

SSgt Caldwell was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas; died April 30, 2008 in Mosul, Iraq, of injuries sustained while conducting dismounted combat operations.

KXLY -- FORT HOOD, Texas - The United States Army has confirmed that Staff Sgt. Chad Caldwell, a native of Spokane, has died in combat in Iraq.

Staff Sgt. Caldwell died on Wednesday from injuries suffered during an operation in Mosul, Iraq. He was assigned to Killer Troop, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, which is based at Fort Hood, Texas.

According to Caldwell's MySpace page, he is a 2001 graduate of Cheney High School. He joined the Army in 2002.

The soldier had been featured in a number of publications in the past couple of months.

He was interviewed for a story in the March 18 issue of Stars and Stripes, where he talked about his second tour of duty in Iraq.

He also was in Iraq for a 15-month tour of duty in 2003-04, and he is quoted as saying he never thought the Army would still be in Iraq when he was on his first tour of duty.

He was also photographed while on duty in Mosul in the April 10 editon of the Christian Science Monitor, and a photo of him playing golf was in the March 25 edition of USA Today.

Caldwell, who was single, was the father of two sons.

Army Staff Sgt. Chad A. Caldwell was killed in action on 4/30/08.

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