Army Spc. William C. Yauch
Died June 11, 2010 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom
23, of Batesville, Ark.; assigned to 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; died June 11 in Jalula, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with a vehicle-borne IED. Also killed was Sgt. Israel P. O’Bryan.
(The following was taken from www.todaysthv.com of June 18, 2010) The American flag-draped casket of Army Spc. William C. Yauch arrived at Batesville Regional Airport about 2:20 p.m. Friday, and was escorted to a funeral home.
The 23-year-old Yauch and Sgt. Israel O'Bryan of Newbern, Tenn., were killed June 11 when a suicide attacker detonated an explosive near their patrol in Jalula, about 80 miles north of Baghdad.
Yauch and O'Bryan were assigned to the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington.
Yauch is survived by his wife, Mallory, and his parents. His funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday.