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.