A new Lexington area chapter of the Association of the United States Army will be named in part for a Lexington soldier who was killed in Iraq in 2008.
The Corporal Bill McMillan-Bluegrass Chapter AUSA held its kick-off meeting Tuesday at Embassy Suites in Lexington.
It is named for William McMillan III, an Army medic from Lexington who was fatally wounded in a homemade-bomb blast in Iraq in July 2008. Five others in his outfit were injured in the explosion. McMillan, who was 22, was buried at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.
The Association of the U.S. Army is a private, non-profit education organization that advocates for the Army, provides support for soldiers and works to educate the public about the need for a strong national defense. The association has more than 120 chapters and almost 110,000 members nationwide.