FORT LEWIS, Wash. – Family, friends, Soldiers and the Fort Lewis community will remember Sgt. Edward B. Smith, Sgt. Titus R. Reynolds, and Spc. Joseph V. White, with a ceremony to be conducted Wednesday, October 7, at 1:30 p.m. at North Fort Chapel.
Smith, 30, of Homestead, Fla., Reynolds, 23, of Columbus, Ohio, and White, 21, of Bellevue, Wash. died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device Sept. 24 in Omar Zai, Afghanistan.
The Soldiers were assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash. The brigade deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in July, 2009.