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Groups, family honor Clark County soldier killed in Iraq

By , Columbian staff writer
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Clark County residents are invited to attend a ceremony honoring a local soldier who died during his military service in Iraq as a part a “Never To Be Forgotten” series.

The Community Military Appreciation Committee is hosting a memorial for U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Michael David Scholl, who was killed by an explosive device on Nov. 14, 2006.

There will be a special presentation on behalf of the committee, Patriot Guard Riders and the First Marine Division Association. Scholl’s wife and daughter, who he was never able to meet, will also speak about Scholl.

The organizing groups will arrive at the Fort Vancouver Barracks at 987 McClellan Road at noon on Sunday. Scholl’s family and other guests will arrive at 12:30 p.m., which will be followed by an hourlong honorary ceremony.

The memorial series honors the anniversary of the deaths of Clark County soldiers who served overseas since Sept. 11, 2001. The series began in 2018 and hosts memorials every three years.

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