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Lewis-McChord sets ceremony for Yakima soldier

Post by Matt Misterek / The News Tribune on April 13, 2010 at 12:58 pm with No Comments »
April 13, 2010 12:58 pm

Joint Base Lewis-McChord will say farewell Wednesday to another fallen member from a Stryker brigade now in the final months of its year-long deployment to Afghanistan.

Spc. James L. Miller, 21, will be memorialized at 3 p.m. in the JBLM-Lewis North Chapel. He died March 29 in Dashat, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck by an improvised bomb.

Miller is the 35th member of the brigade reported killed in action in Afghanistan. He previously lived in the Yakima Valley, where he met his future wife, Katie. They have an 18-month-old daughter. Read more about Miller by clicking here.

Miller’s actual funeral was held Saturday at the Zillah Church of the Nazarene, bringing together more than 200 mourners as well as about 300 civilian supporters lining the streets with American flags, the Yakima Herald-Republic reported.

The News Tribune will cover Wednesday’s full military-honors ceremony with a reporter and photographer, as we do every local war casualty.

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