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“YELM: Mass planned for fallen soldier”

Adam Ashton of The Olympian reports today :
“A Yelm soldier [Cpl. Sean M. Collins, 25] killed in Afghanistan this month is to be buried Wednesday with military honors at Tahoma National Cemetery…

A Mass is set for 11 a.m. at St. Columban Catholic Church, 506 First St., Yelm. The funeral is to follow about 2:30 p.m. at the cemetery, 18600 S.E. 240th St., Kent.”

Ashton also reports:
“Fallen soldier from Yelm “raised the morale” of his platoon”

Read the full story by Megan McCloskey in Stars and Stripes:
“Company B bids a tearful goodbye to fallen friends”

McCloskey reported this about Yelm’s Collins:
“Collins, 25, raised the morale of 2nd Platoon, Yu said, and Kastl praised him as a soldier who always picked up on the small details that the rest of the platoon missed. Collins could be counted on for a laugh and offered great advice, ‘except when it came to women,’ Sgt. Lance Chaulk said, eliciting the first smiles from 2nd Platoon.”

Stars and Stripes is a Department of Defense-authorized daily newspaper distributed overseas for the U.S. military community. Editorially independent of interference from outside its own editorial chain-of-command, it provides commercially available U.S. and world news and objective staff-produced stories relevant to the military community in a balanced, fair, and accurate manner. By keeping its audience informed, Stars and Stripes enhances military readiness and better enables U.S. military personnel and their families stationed overseas to exercise their responsibilities of citizenship. (Source: Revised DoD Directive 5122.11)”

Posted by Steve on December 28, 2010 at 11:28 am | Permalink

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