Monday, June 28, 2004

2LAR Memorial for Scouts

European and Pacific Stars & Stripes: "CAMP BAHARIA, Iraq � A memorial has been built at the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion camp to remember Cpl. Scott M. Vincent, 21, of Bokoshe, Okla., and Cpl. Joshua S. Wilfong, 22, of Walker, W.Va.

The two scouts with 3rd Platoon died April 30 when a car rigged with a bomb pulled alongside their patrol as it was parked east of Fallujah near Abu Ghraib. At the time, the platoon was checking some artillery pieces that they had spotted along a road.

�I didn�t know Wilfong too much, but I know he really liked his country music,� said Lance Cpl. Ken Torok, 20, of Reading, Pa., also of 3rd Platoon. �Vinnie was a big Sooners football fan. I�d get on him when they lost, but he�d throw back in my face that Penn State didn�t make it to a bowl this year.�"

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