FORT LEWIS, WA — Family, friends, Soldiers and the Fort Lewis community will remember Sgt. Kyle J. Harrington, in a memorial ceremony to be held Wednesday, February 4 at 2 p.m. in the North Fort Chapel. According to the Department of Defense, Harrington, 24, died Jan. 24 in Basra, Iraq of injuries sustained from a non-hostile accident in his unit motor-pool.
He was assigned to the 542nd Maintenance Company, 80th Ordnance Battalion, 593rd Sustainment Brigade.
According to unit records, Harrington initially entered military service on May 25, 2004. After completing advanced individual training in his military occupational specialty of 63B: Light-Wheel Vehicle Mechanic at Fort Jackson, S.C., he reported to Fort Lewis on December 14, 2004, and was initially assigned to the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. Harrington was reassigned in the fall of 2005 to the 542nd Maintenance Company and deployed with the unit to Iraq in November 2005 for 12 months. Harrington was on his second tour in Iraq with the 542nd Maintenance Company at the time of his death.