June 26, 2012

Niall Coti-Sears

Lance Cpl. Niall W. Coti-Sears, age 23, of Arlington, Virginia, died on June 23, 2012, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. 

He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California. 

Niall joined the Marine Corps at the end of 2008. He was on his first deployment to Afghanistan. 

Family members describe Niall as a talented musician and a good person. 

Friends describe him as having a sweet soul. He will be greatly missed. 

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.

Angels of God, pray for Niall.
Niall is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his mother and his grandparents, William and Mary Coti, who have lost their beloved grandson.

Let us pray that Niall Coti-Sears is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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