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Arlington Man Dies in Afghanistan

Lance Cpl. Niall W. Coti-Sears, 23, died on Saturday.

The Department of Defense announced the death of Lance Cpl. Niall W. Coti-Sears, 23, of Arlington on Tuesday morning.

Coti-Sears died in Afghanistan on Saturday "while conducting combat operations in Helmand province," according to a press statement released by the Pentagon.

A spokeswoman said information about when Coti-Sears' remains will be brought home or when services will be held has not been released yet.

According to the Military Times, this was Coti-Sears' first deployment to Afghanistan since he enlisted in December 2008. "His military awards and decorations include the Purple Heart Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon."

Jacklyn Johnson July 03, 2012 at 12:21 PM
May comfort find his family and friends and help them in this most difficult time. LCpl Niall Coti-Sears was a great man and a true hero. Someone should create a memorial page for him on Evertalk within Facebook.
Christina Smythe July 03, 2012 at 12:24 PM
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of LCpl. Coti-Sears. Thanks for the heads up on the Evertalk page Jacklyn.

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