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July 6, 2010 at 7:36am

Memorial tomorrow for Strykers

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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.

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