Coleman honored in special JBLM ceremony



Coleman's daugher Jessica (left), widow Barbie (center), and mother Alice Eshelman stand before the plaque indicating that the Special Forces compound at JBLM is now known as the Coleman Compound.

A military serviceman from Centerville killed in action was posthumously honored in a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) on Dec. 10. The special forces compound there was renamed in his honor.

Master Sergeant Mark Coleman, a 1988 Goldendale High School Graduate who grew up in Centerville, lost his life serving his country during a third tour of duty in Afghanistan on May 2, 2010. The JBLM special forces area is now called the Coleman Compound.

Among those in attendance at the dedication ceremony in Coleman's honor were his daughter, Jessica Rosenow; his widow, Barbie Coleman; and his mother, Alice Eshelman. His son, Sergeant Brett Coleman, also in the Army, is currently stationed...

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