Three Schweinfurt-based soldiers honored
Three 1st Infantry Division soldiers killed in Iraq were honored during a memorial service last week in Schweinfurt, Germany.
The soldiers — Sgt. Brian M. Wood, Spc. Richard K. Trevithick and Spc. Marvin A. Campo Siles — all died this month, the most deadly since the fighting in Iraq began. All were posthumously awarded Bronze Stars and Purple Hearts.
Wood, 21, of Company A, 9th Engineer Battalion, was killed April 16 when his vehicle struck a mine. He joined the Army in August 2001 and had served as a sapper and team leader with the 9th Engineers. Before going to Iraq, he had been deployed to Kosovo for six months. A California native, he is survived by his parents, Gregory and Patricia Wood, of Torrance, Calif.
Trevithick, 20, of Company C, 9th Engineer Battalion, died April 14 after a bomb exploded near his vehicle. He joined the Army in July 2002, arrived in Schweinfurt five months later and served as a sapper with 2nd Platoon. Born in Michigan, he is survived by his wife, Kristin, and his parents, Richard and Barbara Trevithick of Gaines, Mich.
Campo Siles, 25, of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, was accidentally electrocuted while performing maintenance on a generator. A native of Nicaragua, Campo-Siles joined the Army in March 2002 and was assigned to Schweinfurt seven months later. He is survived by his parents, Marvin Campo and Martha Siles.