FORT LEWIS, Wash. – Family, friends, Soldiers and the Fort Lewis community will remember Cpl. Brandon M. Craig and Cpl. Rhett A. Butler in a memorial ceremony to be held Wed., Aug. 8 at 1:15 p.m. in the Evergreen Chapel.
Craig was assigned to Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team). Butler was assigned to the brigade’s 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment.
According to the Department of Defense, Craig, 25, of Earleville, Md., died July 19 of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device (IED) struck his vehicle in Husayniyah, Iraq. Butler, 22, of Fort Worth, Texas died July 20 of wounds suffered when an IED struck his vehicle in Khan Bani Sa’d, Iraq.