Sunday, February 10, 2008

Army Sgt. Corey E. Spates

Remember Our Heroes

Army Sgt. Corey E. Spates, 21, of LaGrange, Ga.

Sgt Spates was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas; died Feb. 10, 2008 in Diyala, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

Soldier from LaGrange, Ga., killed in Iraq
The Associated Press

LAGRANGE, Ga. — Family members say an Army sergeant from LaGrange has been killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq, a week after his first wedding anniversary.

Relatives told the LaGrange Daily News that 21-year-old Sergeant Corey Spates, 21, died Feb. 10 in the Diyala province.

His wife and parents were notified by the Army that evening.

The family said they were told there were multiple casualties in the blast, but that the Army would not release details until the next of kin of all victims had been notified.

Spates, who attended Troup High School, had left for his second deployment in November. He and his wife celebrated their first anniversary last week.

Army Sgt. Corey E. Spates was killed in action on 2/10/08.

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