Europe briefs: Baumholder service to honor soldier killed in Iraq
A memorial ceremony will be held Monday for a soldier from a Baumholder, Germany, unit who died from wounds suffered in Iraq.
Spc. Jon-Erik Loney, assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment and attached to Task Force 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Armored Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, died Tuesday of wounds sustained by a roadside bomb during combat operations in Hit, according to a Department of Defense news release.
Loney was 21 years old and from Hartselle, Ala.
Monday’s service will be at 1 p.m. in the Good Samaritan Chapel on Smith Barracks in Baumholder.
DODDS educator for 33 years dies at 65Nelson Faddies, a Department of Defense Dependents Schools educator for 33 years, died Thursday from a heart ailment. He was 65.
Faddies, a counselor at Ansbach Elementary School, Germany, at the time of his death also worked at schools in Frankfurt, Hanau, Bamberg, Giessen and Bad Nauheim during his career.
“Mr. Faddies, our beloved counselor, was a friend to everyone, and his skills with children of all ages were a blessing to us all,” Ansbach elementary principal Carl McClelland said in a DODDS news release.
“He was my right-hand person … a can-do, roll-up-your-sleeves person. We will miss his charm, wit and competence.”
Faddies is survived by his wife, Shirley Faddies, a teacher at Ansbach elementary, their daughters Sherry Harris and Niki Faddies, and their son, Jason Faddies. Condolences may be sent to: Shirley Faddies, CMR 454 Box 3642, APO AE 09250
Funeral and memorial service arrangements were not immediately available.