Family, friends, Soldiers and the Fort Lewis community will remember Cpl. Willard M. Powell and Pfc. Shawn D. Hensel in a memorial ceremony to be held Wed., Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. in the Evergreen Chapel.
Powell was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team). Hensel was assigned to the brigade’s 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment.
According to the Department of Defense, Powell, 21, of Evansville, Ind., died Aug. 16 of wounds sustained when the enemy attacked using small arms fire during combat operations in Taramiyah, Iraq. Hensel, 20, of Logansport, Ind., died Aug. 14 of wounds sustained during an attack on his patrol in Baghdad, Iraq.
Both soldiers have been posthumously promoted to Corporal.