Two Germany-based soldiers killed in Iraq are identified
October 27, 2006
The Department of Defense has released the names of two more Germany-based soldiers who were killed in Iraq this week.
Sgt. Willsun M. Mock, 23, of Harper, Kan., died Sunday in Baghdad from injuries he received when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle. Mock was assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment in Schweinfurt.
“He was a character and always there when you needed him,” Staff Sgt. Christopher C. Maher said of Mock, who had been with the Blue Spaders since June 2005. “He was a good leader and always taught his soldiers well.” Maher served with Mock in the same platoon.
Mock’s mother, Ann, told the Witchita Eagle newspaper that her son was a caring young man.
“I wish he had never had to live through this,” she said. “He loved his fellow man so much that it was very hard for him to see another world. He might have been very tough, very well-seasoned and very good at his job, but he wanted to help those people out. He wanted to help his fellow soldiers out.
“I was very proud of him,” the newspaper reported.
A memorial service for Mock is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Nov. 2 at the Ledward Barracks chapel in Schweinfurt.
The second soldier, Spc. Carl A. Eason, 29, of Lovelady, Texas, died Monday in Baghdad, also from a makeshift bomb explosion. Eason’s unit was 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment in Baumholder.
A service for Eason, who had been with 4-27 just shy of two years, has yet to be scheduled, said a spokesman for 4-27’s rear detachment.