THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE:
The Department of Defense announced Tuesday the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sgt. 1st Class Coater B. Debose, 55, of State Line, Miss., died Aug. 19 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.
Debose was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 351st Infantry Regiment, 158th Infantry Brigade, 1st Army Division East, Camp Shelby, Miss.