Public ceremony to be held Tuesday in honor of slain JBLM soldier

Staff writerFebruary 10, 2014 

A brief public service will be held Tuesday morning to reclaim the spot in Puyallup where a decorated Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier was stabbed to death Jan. 19, according to the Associated Ministries.

The gathering to honor Sgt. 1st Class Shawn Woods, 38, will take place at 10 a.m. outside the home at 9821 185th Street E.

The site will be marked with bamboo poles and colored ribbons. The ceremony, called a Moment of Blessing, is intended to support those affected by homicides.

Woods was killed after coming to the aid of a woman who was being attacked. A man has been charged with his death.

He was a member of Troop A, 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. Woods had served a tour each in Iraq and Afghanistan and was slated to retire later this year, according to the Army.

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