The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Pfc. Erin L. McLyman, 26, of Federal Way, Wash., died March 13 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked her base with mortar fire. She was assigned to the 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lews-McChord, Wash.
For more information on this soldier, contact the Joint Base Lewis-McChord public affairs office at 253-967-0147 or 0148 after hours contact 253-967-0015 (ask for the public affairs officer on call).