Memorial set for Europe-based troops killed in Afghan blast
A memorial service will be held Thursday in Heidelberg, Germany, for two Europe-based soldiers killed by a powerful blast in Kabul on May 18.
The service to honor Staff Sgt. Richard J. Tieman, 28, of Waynesboro, Pa., and Spc. Joshua A. Tomlinson, 24, of Dubberly, La., who were assigned to Special Troops Battalion, V Corps will be held at 10 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Village chapel, according to Maj. Peggy Kageleiry, a U.S. Army Europe spokeswoman.
The attack occurred when a vehicle loaded with explosives hit a NATO convoy near government buildings in the Afghan capital, according to Pentagon officials. A U.S. Army colonel and two lieutenant colonels, and a colonel of the Royal Canadian Regiment also were killed. Twelve Afghan civilians were killed.