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A free concert will be held in Wiesbaden to honor Maj. Gen. Mark. P. Hertling, who leaves in May as commander of the 1st Armored Division.

The concert, performed by the 1st AD band, will be held May 3 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Wiesbaden Kurhaus.

Tickets for the concert, called "A History of the United States Through Music," are available on a first come, first served basis. They can be picked up at the Wiesbaden Tourist and Marketing Office at Marktstrasse 6 downtown or at the 1st AD headquarters at Wiesbaden Army Airfield for Defense Department ID cardholders.

Hertling has commanded the "Old Ironsides" division since May 2007 and served in Germany on his current tour for over six years.

Hertling deployed to Iraq with roughly 1,100 soldiers from his division’s headquarters and commanded up to 26,000 troops assigned to his command, Multi-National Division-North, during the deployment.

He will relinquish command of the 1st AD on May 12. He will be replaced by Brig. Gen. Terry Wolff, who served as the 1st AD’s assistant chief of staff for operations in 2000 and helped oversee American training of the Iraqi army.

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