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Cory Christian Kosters

PFC Cory Christian Kosters Born: 16 June 1987 in Houston, TX Killed in action, Samarra Iraq - March 05, 2007, while defending our flagfreedom at home. Cory served in the U.S. Army 3rd Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment (P.I.R.), 82nd Airborne Division, 1st Platoon, C Company. Cory was home-schooled for nine years but graduated from The Woodlands High School. He had been a member of local Cub Scout troop 881 and Boy Scout Troop 1945 (both in The Woodlands TX). Cory accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior on January 13,1996 at 1st Baptist Church of The Woodlands (Senior Pastor Dr. Pete Freeman) but has been a member of Crossroads Baptist Church of The Woodlands since 2000 (Pastor Larry York). Cory is survived by his Dad, Mom, and brother Marlon, Senta, and Kevin Kosters of The Woodlands TX, Grandparents Frances V. Kosters of Cypress TX, Alvin J. Kosters of Warrenton MO, Mary and Ron Simmons of Woodlake TX, and Lloyd Yeager of Conroe TX. Aunts and Uncles include Craig & Holly Kosters, Mikel Kosters, Darwin & Tammy Kosters, Brian Kosters, Marie & Woody Woodard, and John Yeager. Cousins Zachary, Hunter, Angel, Patrick, Michael, Elisabeth. Shelby, Gerrit, and Briana. Cory's family cordially invite you to a visitation on Sunday the 18th of March 2007 from four o'clock in the afternoon until seven o'clock in the evening at Crossroads Baptist Church 6565 Research Forest The Woodlands, Texas 77381. A service of remembrance and celebration for Cory's life will be at ten o'clock in the morning the 19th of March 2007 at Crossroads Baptist Church with Pastor Larry York officiating. Cory will be laid to rest with his fellow brothers at Houston National Cemetery. A college scholarship fund has been set-up in Cory's honor. Donations can be made at any Woodforest National Bank care of "Cory Kosters Memorial Scholarship Fund". An alternate fund has been established at Cory's place of worship, Crossroad Baptist Church of The Woodlands (Texas) under the name "United We Build".

Published in Houston Chronicle from Mar. 16 to Mar. 17, 2007
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