|Birth: ||Oct. 17, 1982|
|Death: ||May 8, 2010, Afghanistan|
Capt. Kyle A. Comfort, 27, of Jacksonville, Ala., died May 8 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga. Capt Comfort leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Brooke and their daughter, Kinleigh of Jacksonville; his beloved mother, Ellen Comfort of Anniston; his sister, Karena (Dave Sayers) Comfort of Birmingham; his brothers, MAJ Kevin (Linda) Comfort of Dixon, MO and Kenny Comfort of Anniston; a niece, Kaitlyn Comfort and his in- laws, Phyllis, Mike Clopton and Taylor Clopton and a host of relatives that span the states of Texas, Nevada, Florida, New York, Michigan and Alabama. Honorary pallbearers will be David Buckner, CPT Chris Hopes, CPT James Nifong, CPT George Morris, CPT Chris Lucas, and CPT John ST. John and 1LT Joshua Mathews, both currently deployed to Afghanistan. Reflected in the many friends, literally world-wide, who have offered comfort to his family, Kyle never met a stranger; only someone yet to be a friend. Of those, he had a special mentor and father-figure in Fred Bremer (Ret. MSG) of Gillsville, GA, who said Kyle was "the son he never had". Kyle loved many things; his family foremost, but also AC/DC, his motorcycles, his four wheeler, his truck, his dog, Ace, the New York Yankees and Alabama Football. He loved the Army and his soldiers. Being a Ranger was the fulfillment of a dream. Kyle was preceded in death by his father, 1SG Kenneth A. Comfort, and his grandparents, Merrill and Alice Comfort of Elmira, NY and Charles and Virginia Draper of Clifford, MI.
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: May 10, 2010
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