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U.S. Army Garrison Camp Casey welcomed new commander Lt. Col. Donald Meisler at a ceremony in Carey Gym on Wednesday.

Meisler comes to South Korea from Fort Bragg, N.C., where he served as deputy commander of the 18th Soldier Support Group (Airborne).

Meisler started out as a field artillery officer after graduating from the University of Colorado, but later switched to the finance corps. He has a master’s degree in business administration from St. Martin’s College in Lacey, Wash.

Outgoing commander Lt. Col. Terry Hodges heads to Yongsan Garrison, where he takes over as 8th Army chemical officer.

“(Hodges’) efforts and leadership were front and center in accomplishing the closure of 15 camps in the Western Corridor and Casey Enclave,” USAG Red Cloud (Area I) commander Col. Larry “Pepper” Jackson said, according to a copy of his speech.

Two 2nd ID soldiers questioned in assaultUijeongbu police said they have questioned two 2nd Infantry Division soldiers in connection with the alleged assault of a South Korean man and woman last weekend.

Police said a 19-year-old private and another unidentified soldier are accused of punching a 24-year-old South Korean man in the face Saturday at 11:10 p.m.

The soldier believed the man was staring at him at a bus stop, according to police.

The man’s girlfriend tried to stop the fight and was pushed to the ground, police said.

Police alleged the two soldiers, who will be questioned again next week, were drunk.

A 2nd ID spokeswoman confirmed that South Korean police were investigating the incident, but she could provide no further details.


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