A press release from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
On July 21, 2021, at approximately 2 p.m., following an extensive search led by the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s office, 1st Lt. Brian Yang was found deceased along a run route near Mt. St. Helens.
Yang was a platoon leader assigned to 513th Transportation Company, 13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command.
“First Lt. Yang touched the lives of so many within our organization and will be sorely missed. We want to thank all of the law enforcement and the local public who volunteered their time to help look for Brian,” said Lt. Col. Alan Fowler. “Brian was an exceptional Soldier and leader, but an even better man. His absence has left us all devastated and our sincerest condolences go out to the family, friends and Soldiers affected by this tragedy.”
The incident is under investigation.