FORT LEWIS, Wash. – Family, friends, Soldiers and the Fort Lewis community will remember Spc. Kyle A. Coumas, with a ceremony to be conducted Tuesday, November 3, at 1:30 p.m. in the North Fort Chapel.
Coumas, 22, of Lockeford, Calif. died Oct. 21 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st
Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash. The brigade deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in July, 2009. This was his first deployment.