Europe briefs: Old ordnance to be cleared at Naples
Vehicle and foot traffic on Naval Support Activity Naples Capodichino base will be restricted or re-routed for the next few days as World War II-era ordnance is removed from a construction site outside the base’s southern fence line.
The main Capodichino road will be blocked to vehicle traffic between the air terminal and east end of the barracks, and foot traffic will be re-routed around the security and fire departments starting at 8 a.m. daily until the ordnance is removed. Base officials hope to reopen the road each day by 3 p.m.
The ordnance was found in the same area where six German artillery shells were found in November. Italian workers found the ordnance while they were working on a road just outside the base perimeter.
Graphics worker dies
MANNHEIM, Germany — A longtime Department of Defense civilian working for the 5th Signal Command died Saturday of natural causes, a command spokesman said.
Gaston “Tony” Nance, 52, died at his home in Brühl, near Schwetzingen. German doctors called to the home determined the death was from natural causes, the spokesman said. He could not offer more specific information.
Nance, a native of Bladenboro, N.C., was in charge of graphics and other material that fall under “visual information” for the Information Management Office, which is part of personnel.
Nance had been a telecommunications specialist with the 2nd Signal Brigade, then, in 1992, retired from the Army. He had worked for the 5th Signal Command since 1993.
He is survived by his wife, Annerose; two stepchildren, Steffen and Annika Wirth, who live in Germany; and a sister, Kay Talbott, who resides in the United States.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Brühl cemetery.
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service announced a recall on the the Bratz Stylin’ Scooter after reports of injuries due to faulty wheels. AAFES received the scooter in November 2004, and had 1,774 units for sale, according to an AAFES press release.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the toy’s manufacturer recalled the toy worldwide after reports of injury because the scooter’s wheels break or are damaged. So far, six injuries have been reported, the most severe being to a 9-year-old who broke his arm.
Customers who purchased the Bratz Stylin’ Scooter Item No. 266563 with a manufacture date prior to July 2004 are entitled to a complete refund or replacement, the release said.
AAFES customers can return the item to any overseas location.
For more information on the recall, call stateside (800) 222-4685 or visit www.mgae.com.