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.. The honor guard places Spc. Taylor's casket in the hearse for the ride to his family cemetery, about 14 miles from the funeral home.