Cpl. Graham M. McMahon, 22, of Corvallis, Oregon, died September 19 in Balad, Iraq, from a non-combat related illness. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Lewis, Washington.
Cpl McMahon was known as a strong, bold, bright young man with a future full of promise. He was a medic in his unit and was proud to be called 'Doc' by his fellow soldiers. He planned to return to school and continue in the medical field. One of his favorite activities was snowboarding in the Oregon mountains.
Graham was born in Fort Collins, Colorado, and moved to Corvallis, Oregon as a child. He attended Crescent Valley High School and graduated from Corvallis High School in 2003. McMahon joined the Army in May 2004, graduated from the Army's health care specialist course for combat medics at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and arrived at Fort Lewis in November 2004.
Memorial services will begin at 6 pm, Friday, October 5, 2007, in the Auditorium at the Benton County Fairgrounds. A reception will follow immediately after the service.
We will keep his family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.