July 3, 2008. Washington, NC.. The funeral of Spc. Joel A. Taylor, assigned to the 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas; died June 25 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device on June 24, 2008. He was 20.. Members of the Patriot Guard line the entrance to the funeral home as members of Spc. Taylor's family arrive.