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 local fire and police departments line the route to the family cemetery, 14 miles from the funeral home, as Spc. Taylor's casket is driven through town.