the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, returned to Ft. Lewis, WA this week from a 15-month deployment in Iraq, 48 of the Stryker troops who left with the brigade did not return.
But they were not forgotten. This front page of The Olympian was an unforgettable reminder of their sacrifice and a tribute to their memory.
It was, as editor Vickie Kilgore told readers, "the biggest of local stories."
Readers generally applauded the gesture, which coincided with memorial services at the fort. It was a splendid example of impact journalism and community service.