Friends and family on Thursday said goodbye to a Woodstock soldier who was killed last month in Afghanistan.
Sgt. Joshua Strickland was honored at a memorial service at the North Fort Chapel at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state, according to The Olympian. Funeral services were held on Saturday Oct. 5 and he was buried at the Tahoma National Cemetery.
Strickland, who was was assigned to Group Support Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, worked as a mechanic supporting the Green Berets since 2008 after completing his education at Etowah High School.
According to his obituary on Yahn & Son's website, Strickland is survived by wife Heather; son Landon; daughters Maddison and Victoria; brothers Andrew, Caleb and Garrett; sister Delaynie; and parents, Jim and Beth Funk.
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