By Suzanne Ovel (Madigan Army Medical Center)March 21, 2019
MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. -- In the dawn of March 8, about 70 people gathered near Solo Point in DuPont to commemorate two of the only behavioral health Soldiers killed in action in recent conflicts, Lt. Col. Cabrera and Staff Sgt. Newman.
Staff from Madigan's Department of Behavioral Health (to include the social work internship program, psychology internship program, and psychology residency program); the 555th Engineer Brigade; and behavioral health officers from 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, and the 17th Fires Brigade all joined in the march.
"We marched to remember them, as well as others who've passed," said Maj. Samuel Ochinang, a behavioral health officer with 555th Engineer Brigade, who helped to organize the march. "It is easy for us all to get caught up in our day-to-day tasks, so this march was an intentional space to come together as a community over physical fitness, (to) promote gratitude, and (to) celebrate life."