Friday, October 21, 2011

Kyle A. Coumas, Army, Specialist -- Rest In Peace

Kyle A. Coumas, 22

Army, Specialist
Based: Ft. Lewis, Wash.
1st Batallion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Supporting: Operation Enduring Freedom
Died: October 21, 2009
Kandahar province, Afghanistan
Gender: Male
Hometown: Lockeford
High School: St. Mary's High School (Stockton) 
An Army specialist, Coumas, 22, was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division at Ft. Lewis, Wash. On Oct. 21, he was killed when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in southwest Afghanistan's Kandahar province, on the Pakistani border.
Army Specialist Kyle A. Coumas' parents wrote of their beloved son:
“Kyle Coumas was a man who believed that serving his country, being a part of a greater whole and being dedicated to preserving our nation’s freedom was the most honorable job a person could have ... Kyle will always be remembered as a soldier who served with honor, dignity and pride. We are blessed to have been his parents for 22 years and will always love him, our only child, with all our hearts!”
Read Army Specialist Kyle A. Coumas' parents' entire letter here.

Read the LA Times article about Army Specialist Kyle A. Coumas here
and read more at Freedom Remembered
and the Lodi Post.
You will find pictures here and here.

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