50th Kentucky Military Member Dies In Iraq

An Estill County native becomes the 50th military member from Kentucky killed in Iraq.

23 year old Theodore "Coty" West died Wednesday when a roadside bomb exploded near his patrol.

West was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.

He had been in Iraq for less than a month.

West married this past summer. Besides his wife, he leaves behind his father, Bill, who lives in Berea and his mother, Rene Brandenburg, who lives in Texas.


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