Friday, July 20, 2007

Ronald L. Coffelt dies 'of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device'

A soldier based here was killed while on patrol in Iraq this week, the Department of Defense announced Friday.

Sgt. Ronald A. Coffelt, 36, of Fair Oaks, Calif., died Thursday in Baghdad after suffering wounds from an improvised explosive device that went off during combat operations.

Coffelt was assigned to the 118th Military Police Company, 503rd Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade based at Fort Bragg.

A memorial service will be held for Coffelt at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Army post's chapel.

From the Fayatteville Observer