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Battle Ground site of ceremony to honor fallen soldier from Clark County

By Becca Robbins, Columbian staff reporter
Published: September 14, 2021, 6:03am

BATTLE GROUND — The Clark County community will gather next week to honor the anniversary of the death of a local soldier as a part of the “Never To Be Forgotten” series.

The Community Military Appreciation Committee is hosting the memorial for U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Jonah D. McClellan, who was killed in Afghanistan on Sept. 21, 2010.

The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Kiwanis Park War Memorial at Southwest Third Avenue and Fourth Street in Battle Ground.

The committee and Patriot Guard Riders will arrive at the park at 11:45 a.m. The family and other guests will begin arriving at 12:30 p.m. The ceremony is scheduled to last an hour.

The “Never To Be Forgotten” memorial series honors the anniversary of the deaths of 15 Clark County soldiers who served oversees since Sept. 11, 2001. The series began in 2018 and hosts memorials every three years.

The groups previously honored two fallen soldiers from Vancouver and Amboy on Aug. 28 and another on Aug. 13.