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Vice President Biden to attend Ft. Lewis service

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on Nov. 9, 2009 at 7:57 am with No Comments »
November 9, 2009 8:33 am

The details of the visit have not been announced but the office of the vice president has told members of the state’s congressional delegation that he will attend the memorial service at the fort on Tuesday.

The service will honor the seven soldiers killed in a single improvised explosive device attack on October 27 in Afghanistan. They were members of the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade combat team, 2nd Infantry Division.

It was the deadliest day so far for Fort Lewis soldiers since the beginning of the wars in Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003, according to a News Tribune analysis of casualty numbers.

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