Iraq base theater dedicated to fallen soldier from Vilseck
February 4, 2005
Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division’s 3rd Brigade last week dedicated the newly opened movie theater at Forward Operating Base Warhorse in Baqouba, Iraq, to a command sergeant major who died in the line of duty.
The base’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation team opened the Faulkenburg Theater on Jan. 25 in memory of Command Sgt. Maj. Steven Faulkenburg, 45, who was shot and killed by insurgents Nov. 9 during the battle for Fallujah, according to a news release from the Tikrit-based Task Force Danger.
The 154-seat theater will be open seven days a week, with four movie showings daily, the release said.
Department of Defense contractor KBR built the theater in 75 days, the release said. It also can be used for live performances, briefings or large meetings.
Faulkenburg, of Huntingburg, Ind., had been the senior enlisted soldier in the 1st ID’s 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment.
He left behind a wife and three daughters at the unit’s home base in Vilseck, Germany.