Greg Coan

Climber killed in fall
ADN 8/21/95

A Fort Richardson soldier was killed over the weekend when he fell from Ptarmigan Peak in Chugach State Park.  Fort Richardson officials identified the climber as Greg A. Coan, 23, of Council Bluffs, Iowa.  Alaska State Troopers said Coan had been climbing with two companions and was on his way down the mountain when be lost his footing and fell about 300 feet shortly before midnight Saturday.  His companions hiked out and notified troopers.  Coan was a supply specialist assigned to Company D, 706th Support Battalion.  He had been stationed In Alaska since 1992.  A rescue team from the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group, state troopers and Chugach State Park recovered Coan's body at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday.  Troopers said Coan suffered severe head injuries