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)
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
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.
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
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
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, 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
Tuesday, January 5, 2010 12:00 am
We wish to thank the anonymous family who left the "Christmas
Jar" on our doorstep.
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.
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
Saturday, September 29, 2012 6:56 pm
It's a tribute of sweat and pounding feet, counting out the miles and honoring the memories of California's military men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Monday, May 2, 2011 6:14 am
Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001,
terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was slain in a
firefight Sunday with U.S. forces in Pakistan, ending a manhunt
that spanned a decade. Here are some local reactions from Sunday
night after President Barack Obama announced the news:
Taj Khan, Lodi Muslim
“I’m glad he has departed from this world, and the world will be
a safer place.
“All the people of Pakistan are going to be really happy. A lot
of people have died in Pakistan for the last five or six
Thursday, December 31, 2009 12:00 am
The fatal shooting of a Lodi murder suspect who lunged at a
judge was the top story of 2009, according to News-Sentinel