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Age:   20
Hometown: Kingman, AZ
Date of Death: 5/17/2007
Incident Location: Iskandariya, Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Spc.
Unit: 725th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Div
Unit's Base: Fort Richardson, Alaska

Coty J. Phelps would wake up at 4 a.m. to make eggs and watch "Dumb and Dumberer." He once ate four night crawlers, three goldfish and gourmet cat food during a dare at church camp. Phelps, 20, of Kingman, Ariz., was killed May 17 by a roadside bomb in Iskandariya. He was a 2004 high school graduate and was assigned to Fort Richardson. "He was a high energy student and friendly," said Brent Potter, who taught world history and had Phelps as a student during his sophomore year. "I had a hard time placing him somewhere because he would find someone to talk to all the time and was a happy-go-lucky kid." On Mother''s Day, he called to say he felt awful for two Iraqi women who had lost their husbands in a recent bombing. The women, including one with eight children, were beside themselves, but the military had decided it couldn''t do anything for them, said Regina Phelps, his stepmother. Her son reached into his pocket and gave each of them $100, she said. "He would go out of his way to help anyone," she said. He also is survived by his father, Robbie.
Source: Associated Press
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