VMI Alumnus Killed In Iraq

UPDATE (July 15, 2008) – Funeral arrangements have been completed. Visitation is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. this Friday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, 3421 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, Ky. A funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Southland Christian Church, 5001 Harrodsburg Road, Nicholasville, Ky. Burial follows at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, 6980 Danville Road, Nicholasville, Ky. 

For additional information, read this story in the Lexington, Ky. Herald-Leader.  

  LEXINGTON, Va., July 11, 2008 – Army Specialist William L. McMillan III, 22, died July 8 of wounds suffered when his patrol was struck by an improvised explosive device, the Department of Defense announced.

McMillan matriculated with the Class of 2008, but left the Institute near the end of his 4th Class year. He was on the Lacrosse team during his time at VMI.

He enlisted in the Army and was assigned as a medic to the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team of the 25th Infantry Division. His unit deployed to Iraq from its base at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, last December.

McMillan is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; his parents, William and Margorie McMillan Jr.; his sister, Lauren; and his brother, Brad. The family lives in Lexington, Ky.

Funeral arrangements are pending.



Read more:

Article (Honolulu, Hawaii) Star-Bulletin, July 11

Article (Lexington, Ky.) Herald-Leader, July 10

Obituary (Lexington, Ky.) Herald-Leader, July 11