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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 825-09
October 22, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

           The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
            Spc. Kyle A. 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 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team,  2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
 
            For more information media may contact the Fort Lewis public affairs office at (253) 967-0152 or (253) 967-0147.

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