Europe briefs: Memorial service for 1st ID soldier
WüRZBURG, Germany — Members of the 1st Infantry Division’s 101st Military Intelligence Battalion will gather at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Leighton Barracks theater to memorialize a soldier who died last month, just weeks after her unit returned from Iraq.
Sgt. 1st Class Sarah Windley, 51, of Fayetteville, N.C., died March 10 from complications during elective surgery, according to a 1st ID news release. A member of the 101st MI’s headquarters company, she had been the food-service manager for the Leighton Barracks dining facility in Würzburg.
The memorial service, and the announcement of Windley’s death, were delayed because of her unit’s post-deployment block leave.
Ramstein funeral for retired airman
A funeral service will be held Tuesday for James W. Parry, 56, of Ramstein, Germany, who died last week at the Homburg University Clinic.
Parry, a native of Carbondale, Pa., worked for the Defense Commissary Agency and 435th Services Squadron. He retired in Germany as an Air Force master sergeant with 25 years’ service.
Parry is survived by his wife of 35 years, Karin Parry, son, John, and daughter-in-law, Danya, daughter, Sandra, and granddaughter, Selena.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ramstein Friedhof in Ramstein village. A church service will also be held at the Ramstein village Catholic church at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.