Fort Lewis will conduct a memorial ceremony for Sgt. Joel A. Dahl, 21, of Los Lunas, N.M. and Cpl. Victor A. Garcia, 22, of Rialto, CA., Tuesday, July 17, at 11 a.m., at the Evergreen Chapel where they will be remembered by family, friends, Soldiers and the Fort Lewis community.
According to the Department of Defense, Dahl died June 23 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire, and Garcia died July 1 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered from enemy small arms fire. Dahl was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) and Garcia was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team).