Saturday, October 31, 2009 12:00 am
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
Friends and family grieve as the casket of Spc. Kyle A. Coumas, 22, of Lockeford, who was killed in action on Oct. 21 in Afghanistan, is brought to Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home at 831 Industrial Way in Lodi. (Brian Feulner/News-Sentinel)
Monday, November 2, 2009 12:00 am
The funeral for Army Spc. Kyle A. Coumas, 22, who was killed in
action Sept. 21 in Afghanistan, will be held at 2 p.m. today at
Century Assembly, 550 W. Century Blvd. Pastor Dale Edwards will
officiate. Private burial will be held at the Sandoz-Fuchs Family
Cemetery in Wilseyville.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 12:00 am
The sanctuary at Century Assembly had its share of tears on
Monday afternoon, but it seemed to be full of people showing
profound respect for Kyle Andrew Coumas, who was killed on Oct. 21
Lori Coumas, second from left, and her husband, Greg, look on Monday afternoon as the U.S. Army Honor Guard moves the casket containing the body of their son, Army Spc. Kyle Coumas. Coumas was killed while serving in Afghanistan. (Jerry R. Tyson/News-Sentinel)
Friday, October 23, 2009 12:00 am
A Lockeford soldier died Wednesday in Afghanistan when his
vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 12:00 am
It was 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 21 when someone knocked on Lori and
Greg Coumas' front door.
Kyle Coumas plays around in the family pool in June, the last time his parents saw him. Coumas was on two weeks' leave before being deployed to Afghanistan. He was killed in action on Oct. 21. (Courtesy photo)
Lori and Greg Coumas pose with the flag that draped Kyle's casket at his funeral on Nov. 2 at Century Assembly in Lodi. Kyle was killed in Afghanistan on Oct. 21, which was also Lori's birthday. (Ross Farrow/News-Sentinel)
Friday, October 30, 2009 12:00 am
Visitation for Spc. Kyle A. Coumas, 22, of Lockeford, who was
killed in action on Oct. 21 in Afghanistan, will be held from 11
a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home, 831
Industrial Way, Lodi.
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
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 12:00 am
The parents of Spc. Kyle A. Coumas released a statement today on
their son, who died Oct. 21 in Afghanistan of wounds suffered when
enemy forces attacked his vehicle.
Greg and Lori Coumas visit the grave of their son, Kyle, in
Wilseyville. Kyle Coumas died in Afghanistan in Oct. 21, 2009, when
the vehicle he was driving was hit by an improvised explosive
Participants in Run for the Fallen plant two flags in honor of Lockeford soldier Kyle Coumas, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2009 at the age of 22. The flags were planted at Stockton Street and Kettleman Lane on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.
Participants in Run for the Fallen plant two flags in honor of Lockeford soldier Kyle Coumas, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2009 at the age of 22. The flags were planted at Stockton Street and Kettleman Lane. (Sara Jane Pohlman/News-Sentinel)
Lodi Police Officers Chris Kaufman, left, and Carlos Fuentes salute as the U.S. Army Honor Guard moves the casket containing the body of U.S. Army Spc. Kyle Coumas into Century Assembly Church for his funeral service. (News-Sentinel file photo)
Saturday, October 24, 2009 12:00 am
U.S. Army Spc. Kyle A. Coumas stood up for what he believed in,
especially America and God.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010 12:00 am
We wish to thank the anonymous family who left the "Christmas
Jar" on our doorstep.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010 12:00 am
Greg and Lori Coumas have gone through more than their share of
ups and downs since their 22-year-old son, Kyle, died last October
Friday, September 9, 2011 6:22 pm
Sept. 11 has altered Americans’ lives forever. But for mothers
and fathers with children in the military, Sept. 11 has a more
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 12:00 am
As the parents of Spc. Kyle Coumas, we would like to thank
everyone in our community for honoring our son. The cards and
letters of sympathy, gratitude and encouragement have been
heartwarming and very much appreciated. There are no words to
describe the pride and warmth we experienced at the sight of so
many people lining the streets, holding signs, waving the American
flag and even saluting as the hearse passed by. We will never
forget the moment we learned of our son's sacrifice in Afghanistan;
nor will we forget the support and dignity with which our community
helped us say goodbye and lay our fallen hero to rest.
Century Christian School Principal Chris Finch talks to students Friday and shows them a graduation photo of Army Spc. Kyle A. Coumas, who was killed in Afghanistan after an IED attack. Century Christian had a morning flag ceremony to remember the former student. (Jennifer M. Howell/News-Sentinel)