The sixth body discovered in the Basra area has been positively identified as that of Jonathon Cote. This ends in sorrow however the familie’s long ordeal is now over. Jonathon by all accounts was a fine soldier who served his country in war. Later he went back as a contractor to serve the mission in Iraq, a very necessary one for without the contractors then the mission is over. Please honour Jonathon and all the others who have died in that service on this day.
There will be a press conference today at 2PM Eastern, from the Freecote website:
At this hour, the Cote family has been notified by U. S. Officials that positive identification of the 6th body returned from Iraq was subsequently identified at Dover Air Force Base. The remains are of Jonathon Michael Cote’. The autopsy results have not yet been provided to the family.
The family of Jonathon will be issuing a statement and will be available to answer any questions at the following location on Thurday, April 24, 2008 at 2pm.
Ramada Hotel and Conference Center
2402 North Forest Road at Audubon Parkway
Amherst, New York 14226-0823
Desk (716) 636-7500
Fax (716) 636-8296
The Cote’ family has made every effort to accommodate any and all media inquires throughout this ordeal. The purpose of this conference is to address all media outlets at the same time so that the family may be able to grieve in peace without any disruptions by the press. We thank you in advance for your consideration.
Funeral arrangements are being coordinated now and will be posted on this web site in the blog section in the near future.
NEWS MEDIA: Please do not call us at this time. We appreciate your understanding.