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BAMBERG, Germany — A memorial service was held Thursday morning for a Bamberg-based soldier who died Sunday after sustaining injuries in a tent fire last week in Iraq.

Friends remembered Spc. Felipe J. Garcia Villareal, 26, of Burke, Va., during the service at the Warner Barracks chapel in Bamberg.

Garcia Villareal, of the 54th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, was taken to Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., after the Feb. 9 fire.

Villareal’s unit had been in Iraq since last fall.

Officials with U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg said an investigation into the fire is under way.


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