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William L McMillan III

Lexington, Kentucky

July 8, 2008

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
22 Army Spc

1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division

Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

 Killed in Baghdad, Iraq, when his patrol was struck by an improvised explosive device.

From WKYT TV wkyt.com 07/17/08:

Funeral Saturday For Fallen Lexington Soldier

Posted: 11:44 AM Jul 17, 2008
Last Updated: 10:56 PM Jul 18, 2008
Reporter: Tamara Evans

Friends and family gathered Friday night to say goodbye to a soldier, killed while serving overseas.

The body of 22-year-old Corporal William McMillan III arrived in Lexington Thursday morning, a tough homecoming for family members.

The young soldier was killed in Iraq last week when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.

Patriot Guard riders stood by the plane as Corporal McMillan's casket was removed from a plane a Blue Grass Airport, followed by bagpipes being played and a prayer said for the soldier.

Patriot Guard riders then accompanied the fallen soldier to Kerr Brothers Funeral Home off of Harrodsburg Road.

The funeral for Corporal McMillan will be held at Southland Christian Church at 10:00 Saturday morning, with his burial to follow at Camp Nelson. 

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