A memorial ceremony will be held today to remember two 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division soldiers today at 3 p.m.
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JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Family, friends, Service members and the Joint Base community will remember Soldiers who died while in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with a ceremony to be conducted Wednesday, July 7, at 3 p.m. in the JBLM Main Chapel.
Sgt. Israel P. O’Bryan, 24, of Newbern, Tenn., and Cpl. William C. Yauch, 23, of Batesville, Ark. died June 11 in Jalula, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device.
They were assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
The brigade deployed to Iraq in August, 2009.