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BAUMHOLDER, Germany — A memorial service is scheduled Wednesday for the 1st Armored Division major who was killed last month by a roadside bomb in Iraq.

The service for Army Maj. David G. Taylor Jr. will be at 4:30 p.m. in Chapel 1 on Smith Barracks in Baumholder, said Madeleine Dwoiakowski, a spokeswoman for U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder.

A reception will follow.

Taylor, operations officer for the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, was killed Oct. 22 while riding in a Humvee that was part of a four-vehicle convoy traveling down a Baghdad road, according to the Army.

Another major and three enlisted personnel were injured in the attack.

At least two of the enlisted soldiers lost limbs and are being treated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Some of Taylor’s family is expected to attend Wednesday’s service.

His mother, Kay, and brother, John, are Department of Defense Dependents Schools teachers.

Kay Taylor is a middle school teacher at London Central, while John Taylor works at Kinnick High School in Yokosuka, Japan.

Both brothers attended high school in Heidelberg, Germany.

David Taylor “was the senior class president for Heidelberg High School, class of ’87,” said David Ruderman, a spokesman for DODDS-Europe.

Taylor is also survived by his father, David.


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