Service set at Schweinfurt for soldier remembered for his generous spirit
A memorial ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 22 for a Schweinfurt, Germany-based soldier who died Aug. 6 in Baghdad.
Spc. Christopher Todd Neiberger, 22, of Company C, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 22, died from wounds caused by a roadside bomb, according to a Defense Department news release.
The ceremony for Neiberger will be held at the chapel on Ledward Barracks in Schweinfurt.
Neiberger was an Eagle Scout who served on church-led missions to Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico before joining the Army, according to his hometown newspaper, the Gainesville (Fla.) Sun.
During a memorial service on Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Gainesville, Robert Neiberger said his older brother was the kind of person who would stop and talk to a homeless man for half an hour before giving him money.
“He thought that indifference is everything that is wrong with humanity,” Robert Neiberger said, according to the Sun.
Robert Neiberger also said that Chris Neiberger’s favorite book was “All Quiet on the Western Front,” and that he was an avid writer who was working on a screenplay set in Iraq.
“He had a million things running through his mind at any given time,” Robert Neiberger said.
In addition to his brother, Neiberger is survived by his parents, Richard and Mary Neiberger; brother Eric; sister Ami; and a large extended family.
He is to be buried Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.