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Capt. Christopher S. Cash, Killed Jun. 24, 2004, 24th Infantry Division, 30th Enhanced Separate Brig

By Unknown | Media Relations Office, Public Affairs | April 26, 2009

24th Infantry Division Soldier Killed in Iraq

RALEIGH – Two North Carolina Army National Guard soldiers were killed on Thursday, June 24, near Baqubah, Iraq, during a firefight when Iraqi insurgents attacked their Bradley Armored Vehicle with small arms and rocket propelled grenades.

One of those killed was Capt. Christopher S. Cash, of Winterville, N.C. An infantry officer, Cash was commander of Alpha Company of the 1st Battalion, 120th Infantry headquartered in Jacksonville. Spc. Daniel Alan Desens Jr., of Jacksonville, N.C., was also killed. Five other soldiers were hurt in the attack.

"We are greatly saddened by the loss of Capt. Cash and Spc. Desens. They were outstanding soldiers serving their country and paid the ultimate price for our freedom," said Col. William T. Boyd, chief of staff of the North Carolina National Guard. "Our thoughts and prayers are with their families in this time of grief."

Cash entered federal active service on Oct. 1, 2003, when his unit was activated as part of the call-up of the 30th HSB, headquartered in Clinton. Cash joined the North Carolina National Guard in 1989.