Memorial service held in Washington for fallen Waterville soldier

Posted June 23, 2010, at 12:41 p.m.

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — Joint Base Lewis-McChord is holding a memorial service Wednesday for 21-year-old Spc. Wade A. Slack of Waterville, Maine, who was killed in combat May 6 in Afghanistan.

He was assigned to the 707th Ordnance Company, 3rd Ordnance Battalion, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. He was killed in Jaghatu, Afghanistan, by indirect fire from a rocket or mortar fired by insurgents.

Slack worked in combat, performing duties depicted in this year’s Academy Award-winning film for best picture, “The Hurt Locker.”

Slack’s parents live in Waterville and he graduated from Waterville High School in 2007.