Camp Shelby honors fallen First Army Division East Soldier | People
The following is a press release from Camp Shelby:
A First Army Division East Soldier killed in Afghanistan will be honored during a military memorial service on Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center.
Master Sgt. Coater Debose, a Mississippi Army Reserve Soldier died Aug. 19 in Spin Boldak, Afghanistan of injuries suffered from small arms fire while conducting security force assistance operations. The incident is under investigation.
Master Sgt. Debose was a communications specialist assigned to 2-351st Infantry Regiment, 158th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East. He deployed in April 2012 to assist and train Afghan uniformed police in and around Kandahar.
Promoted posthumously, Master Sgt. Debose joined the Alabama Army National Guard in May 1983. He transferred to the Army Reserves in 2008. He was also a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2004-2005. He was laid to rest with full military honors on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at the National Cemetery in Biloxi, Miss.
He is survived by his wife, Juanita and son Latravis of Moss Point, Miss., his daughter Caronica Jackson, of Hattiesburg, Miss., son, Christopher Debose, of Parris Island, S.C., daughter Nekeshia Raybon, of Wright Patterson Air Force Base Dayton Ohio, and son Broderick Debose, of Petal.