JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – The 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, will rededicate the Arrowhead Brigade Memorial on Wednesday, January 26, at 3 p.m., during a ceremony that will be conducted adjacent to the brigade headquarters. The names of eight Soldiers who died during the brigade’s 2009-20010 deployment to Iraq will be added to the memorial during the ceremony.
The Arrowhead Brigade Memorial is a 6-foot tall bronze statue of a Soldier in full battle gear, and the statue stands atop a granite base with panels etched with the names of fallen Soldiers. The memorial honors Arrowhead Brigade Soldiers who have fallen since the brigade’s inception.
During the October 2007 ceremony at which the memorial was first unveiled, the names of 88 Soldiers assigned to the brigade who died in combat or training, as well as those from other units who died while they were under the brigade’s operational control were read.
The Arrowhead Brigade Memorial project began during the 3rd Stryker Brigade’s first deployment to Iraq and the memorial was dedicated following the brigade’s second Iraq deployment. 3rd Stryker Brigade has deployed to Iraq three times (Nov 03-Sept 04; June 06-Sept 07; Aug 09-Aug 10).
The memorial was designed by Olympia-area sculptor Gareth Curtiss.