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A civilian employee with the information management office in Hanau, Germany, was found dead in his Frankfurt apartment Friday, Army officials announced this week.

John Claycomb, who was 58, apparently died of natural causes, according to Raino Scharck, spokesman for U.S. Army Garrison Hessen. An official cause of death has not been released, Scharck said.

Claycomb, a retired Army soldier, is survived by his wife and children, Scharck said. A memorial service is expected, but details have not been released, Scharck said.

New Direct Deposit plan

ARLINGTON, Va. — Many expatriate U.S. military retirees and others who get money from the Defense Department can get their monthly payments sent directly to their local overseas banks through the Defense Finance and Accounting Services’ new International Direct Deposit program.

DFAS already has sent enrollment packages to retirees and annuitants who live in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France and Germany, the first countries where the service is available. More than 35 additional nations will be added to the list “in the very near future,” according to the DFAS Web site.

For more information on International Direct Deposit, including the list of countries expected to participate, go to: www.dod.mil/dfas/money/retired/IDD.htm

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