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Pfc Cody Norris died Nov. 9, 2011, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regt, 1st HBCT, 1st ID

By 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs Office | PAO.MR | November 15, 2011

FORT RILEY, Kan. – A Fort Riley Soldier has died from injuries sustained in combat in southern Afghanistan.

Pfc. Cody Norris, 20, of Houston, was on patrol in Kandahar Province when his unit came under small arms fire Nov. 9.

Norris was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, currently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Norris joined the Army in October 2010 as an infantryman. This was his first deployment. His awards include the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, the NATO Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

Norris is the third Soldier from 2-34 Armor killed in action since the unit deployed to Kandahar province from Fort Riley in early 2010. The unit is attached to Task Force Spartan.

To date, 194 Fort Riley Soldiers, Airmen and Sailors have died while serving in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

For more information, contact the 1st Inf. Div. Public Affairs Office at (785) 307-0641/375-1308 or e-mail nathaniel.s.smith@us.army.mil.

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