Major Sundem addresses council chambers while councilman Doug Richardson and Mayor Emeritus Bill Harrison, Mrs. Stacey Lehr, and First Sergeant Max McLaughlin look on. Photo by Ed Kane, Freelance Graphics, Lakewood, WA).
At the June 4th Regular Council meeting, the Lakewood City Council presented a Proclamation recognizing the 4-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT). The City has an ongoing relationship with this Brigade as part of the Fort Lewis Community Connector Program. The brigade has been deployed to Iraq for a month and has already suffered ten battlefield deaths. Major Chad Sundem (Rear Detachment Commander), Mrs. Stacey Lehr (wife of brigade commander, Colonel Jon Lehr) and First Sergeant Max McLaughlin (acting Sergeant Major) accepted the Proclamation on behalf of the brigade.