A funeral service for Army Specialist Mikayla Bragg, killed in Afghanistan on December 21, is planned for Saturday.
The 21-year-old, who’s mother and sister live in Shelton, was reportedly in a guard tower in Khoust Province when she was shot, just two weeks before she was to return to the U.S. Bragg, a 2008 graduate of Mark Morris High School, grew up in the Longview area. Family members said she joined the military so she could earn money for college and become a veterinarian. After joining the Army, Bragg was stationed with the 1st Infantry Division out of Fort Knox, Kentucky. Memorial services are scheduled for 1 PM Saturday, January 7, at Christian Faith Center, located at 33645 20th Ave. S., in Federal Way, Wash. A private committal ceremony will follow at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington, where Specialist Bragg’s cremated remains will be committed with full military honors. More than 1,000 people were expected to attend the services.