Memorial services for two Coeur d’Alene soldiers recently killed in Iraq will take place this weekend.
The public is invited to attend a memorial service held by the Idaho Army National Guard for Sgt. Nathan R. Beyers and Spc. Nicholas W. Newby at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lake City Community Church, 6000 N. Ramsey Road in Coeur d’Alene.
A Sunday rosary vigil service will be held for Beyers at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Hennessey Smith Funeral Home, 2203 N. Division St. in Spokane. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 330 E. Boone Ave., in Spokane. Interment will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery at 21702 W. Espanola Road in Medical Lake.
Newby’s funeral, also open to the public, will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at the Lake City Community Church.
Beyers’ remains will be honorably transferred to Spokane Friday morning. Newby’s remains will be transferred to the Coeur d’Alene Airport on Friday. The plane is scheduled to arrive at 1:10 p.m. and the family asks that those wishing to pay their respects as the procession of military and funeral vehicles passes do so at Lake City High School, Newby’s alma mater.
Beyers and Newby were killed July 7 when insurgents attacked their convoy with an improvised explosive device in Baghdad, according to the Department of Defense. They were assigned to the 145th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Cavalry Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Post Falls.