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Soldiers in Germany remember fallen comrades as Memorial Day weekend approaches

A trumpeter plays taps while soldiers present arms during a ceremony to rededicate memorial to fallen soldiers from the 18th Military Police Brigade, Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Vilseck, Germany.

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By MARTIN EGNASH | STARS AND STRIPES Published: May 24, 2019

VILSECK, Germany — As servicemembers around the world observe Memorial Day weekend, a military police brigade made it personal by remembering their brigade’s soldiers who died in combat.

The 18th Military Police Brigade held a ceremony on Thursday to rededicate a newly created memorial grove in Rose Barracks.

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During the ceremony, Army and local leaders gathered to listen to stories of their fallen soldiers.

The brigade lost 65 troops in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

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Brig. Gen. Christopher Laneve, commander of the 7th Army Training Command, pays his respects to the soldiers who died in combat from the 18th Military Police Brigade, during a ceremony Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Vilseck, Germany.
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