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Fallen Lockeford soldier Kyle Coumas to receive Medal of Valor at Memorial Day service

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Posted: Saturday, May 29, 2010 12:00 am

A 22-year-old Lockeford man who was killed in action last year in Afghanistan will be honored with a special Medal of Valor from the Lodi Elks Lodge during a Memorial Day service on Monday in Woodbridge.

The medal will be given to Greg and Lori Coumas, whose son Kyle was killed in action in Afghanistan on Oct. 21.

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  • posted at 2:10 am on Sun, May 30, 2010.


    Memorial Day is a time to celebrate those who served our country with honor. Kyle made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, his bravery and sense of honor and service/sacrifice are attributes that we all should admire. Again, my condolences to the family who lost their only son, the loss is tremendous. We all know that Kyle is your guardian angel who is now serving the Lord. May God Bless the family, I will forever feel grateful for Kyle's service to our country. Freedom is not Free. All soldiers give some, Kyle gave all.

  • posted at 5:03 pm on Sat, May 29, 2010.


    I am thankful to Kyle and all the other men and women who serve our country. I am truly sorry for your loss. I wish you and your family peace.

  • posted at 12:58 pm on Sat, May 29, 2010.


    Greg: Your family should be very proud of your son. I can't imagine what it's like sending your son off, knowing that he is going into harms way. My father took three sons, two nephews, and two kids he raised. He never said good-bye...just "see you later". Your son will be okay, he will come home to a much better reception.

  • posted at 10:36 pm on Fri, May 28, 2010.


    This is a great day to honor the memory of those that have fallen during war. This is also a hard day for some such as the family that lost their son last year to be standing today to receive this Honor and service Medal. Though this will not replace their loss, but it will be a reminder to us that the supreme sacrifice was given. Thanks to all you Veterans. My wife and I have a son serving in the Army, and he will be leaving to go to Afaganastan soon. These young men and women will be in our prayers.



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