Special Forces Soldier killed in Afghanistan :Master Sgt. Mark W. Coleman


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Sep 9, 2009
PRESS RELEASE: Special Forces Soldier killed in Afghanistan

Master Sgt. Mark W. Coleman

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (USASOC News Service, May 6, 2010) – A U.S. Special Forces Soldier was killed when an improvised explosive device exploded during a patrol May 2 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

Master Sgt. Mark W. Coleman, 40, was assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) headquartered at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Coleman is survived by his wife, Barbie of Yelm, Wash. and their children, Brett of Fort Richardson, Alaska and Jessica of Yelm, Wash. He is also survived by his mother Alice Fay Eshelman of Centerville, Wash., his adoptive-father James Coleman of Wenatchee, Wash. and his father Harley Neal Vermilion of Texas.

This was Coleman's third deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan. Coleman was also a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines.

For further information, media should contact the Special Forces Command Public Affairs Office during duty hours at 910-432-3146 or after duty hours at 910-689-6187.

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