WüRZBURG, Germany — Seven 1st Infantry Division troops who have died this month will be remembered at their home bases in Germany in three services this week.
Five Vilseck-based soldiers will be honored at 1 p.m. Monday in the Rose Barracks chapel. All died Jan. 24 when their Bradley fighting vehicle rolled over into a canal during a sandstorm near Khan Bani Saad, Iraq, northeast of Baghdad.
As of Saturday, the Department of Defense had not released their names or units. However local media in the States have identified two of them, Viktar Yolkin and Sgt. Javier Marin.
Two more services are scheduled Wednesday. The first, for Sgt. William Kinzer, 27, of the 1st Battalion, 4th Cavalry Regiment, will be at 11 a.m. at the Ledward Barracks chapel in Schweinfurt. Kinzer was killed Jan. 26, when a rocket-propelled grenade hit his vehicle in Ad Duluiyah, just east of Samarra.
The second, for Staff Sgt. Terrence Balkissoon, 25, of the division’s headquarters company, is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Leighton Barracks chapel in Würzburg. Balkissoon was shot dead in New York on Jan. 9 while home from Iraq on leave.