More than 30 people lined Beckman Road and waved American flags on Friday as the body of Spc. Kyle A. Coumas, 22, of Lockeford, was brought home.
Coumas, 22, died Oct. 21 in Afghanistan of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle. He was the only son of Michael and Lori Coumas.
“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,” his parents wrote. “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!”