GARMISCH, Germany — A memorial service was held Thursday for Sgt. Su Wan Ko, who died in a traffic accident in Virginia while on assignment from the George C. Marshall Center in Garmisch.
Ko had worked as an administrative noncommissioned officer at the Marshall center since 2008. He was on a temporary assignment in-processing to attend Special Forces selection training when he was involved in the accident. He died March 8.
At the ceremony, about 250 community members were joined by his father, Young Nam Ko, and a brother, One Goh Ko, both of who live in Oakland, according to Jason Tudor, a Marshall Center spokesman. He is also survived by his mother, Oak Chul Kim of Seoul, South Korea, and another brother, Su Kwon Ko, who lives in Centreville, Va.