July 3, 2008. Pinetown, 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 flag from Spc. Taylor's coffin is given to his father, Scottie A. Taylor. Other flags will be given to his mother, Caren Newman, and his grandparents.