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November 16, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Lewis-McChord soldier killed in Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Rayvon Battle / Department of Defense photo Staff Sgt. Rayvon Battle, a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier from Rocky Mount, N.C., died Nov. 13 in Afghanistan. Battle, 25, served with the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division in Kandahar province. He arrived in Afghanistan earlier this month, and the cause of his death…


Comments | Topics: Afghanistan war, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Stryker brigade

November 6, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Stryker Brigade soldier dies in Afghanistan

A 19-year-old Stryker Brigade soldier from Joint Base Lewis-McChord died Nov. 5 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The Army has not released a cause of death for Pfc. Brandon L. Buttry, of Shenandoah, Iowa. Buttry was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, according to a news release.  He joined the Army…


Comments | Topics: Afghanistan, JBLM, Joint Base Lewis-McChord

June 14, 2012 at 3:04 PM

JBLM Stryker Brigade soldier killed in Afghanistan

Sgt. 1st Class Barret W. McNabb (Department of Defense photo) Sgt. 1st Class Sgt. Barett W. McNabb, a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier on his fourth overseas deployment, died Tuesday in Afghanistan from a roadside bomb attack. McNabb, 33, was the 12th soldier from the military base of south of Tacoma to die in…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Afghan killings, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Operation Enduring Freedom

May 28, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Soldier from Joint Base Lewis-McChord killed in Afghanistan

A 21-year-old soldier based out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord has been killed in an attack in Afghanistan.  The Department of Defense said Monday that Spc. Vilmar Galarza Hernandez, of Salinas, Calif., died Saturday in the Kandahar province when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  Hernandez was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Afghanistan, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Spc. Vilmar Galarza Hernandez

February 16, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Another Stryker brigade from Joint Base Lewis-McChord headed to Afghanistan

The Defense Department on Thursday announced that more than 4,000 soldiers from the western Washington-based 2nd (Stryker) brigade, 2nd Infantry Division will deploy to Afghanistan later in the spring. The deployment from Joint Base Lewis-McChord is expected to last nine months, and will come during a critical year in the U.S war effort as overall numbers…


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