MANNHEIM, Germany — Two employees associated with 5th Signal Command died earlier this week.

Richard Johnston, a Department of the Army civilian, died Tuesday in his home in Mannheim. Johnston, 61, worked in the office of the product manager, Defense Communication Systems-Europe, located with Headquarters, 5th Signal Command. He is survived by his wife, Susan; son, Kevin; daughter, Christine; and brother, D.K.

Hans-Peter Fierenkothen, a German civilian employee, also was found dead in his home Tuesday. Fierenkothen was an employee of the Switched Systems Team, Europe-Theater Network Operations Security Center Division, G3, at Headquarters, 5th Signal Command.

Officials said the deaths were unrelated. A memorial service is scheduled Monday at the post chapel on Sullivan Barracks.

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