A memorial service was held Thursday at the Vilseck chapel for a 94th Engineer Battalion soldier who died Tuesday in a car wreck near Grafenwöhr, Germany.

Spc. Lossie K. Brown, 22, was driving on Route 299 from Grafenwöhr to Amberg when his car crossed into oncoming traffic and was struck by a truck, according to a military news release.

Brown, a nuclear, biological and chemical specialist, was assigned to the 94th Engineer Battalion’s 535th Combat Support Equipment Company based at Vilseck.

He is survived by his wife, Spc. Irene Brown, 71st Medical Detachment, Grafenwöhr, and a son, Keone, 18 months.

Bad-conduct discharge

BAMBERG, Germany — A 1st Battalion, 33rd Field Artillery Regiment soldier was sentenced to 25 months of confinement, given a bad-conduct discharge and ordered to forfeit all pay and allowances following a Jan. 5 court-martial in Bamberg.

As part of a pretrial agreement, Pvt. Matthew Wixon, 24, will serve no more than 21 months of confinement.

He pleaded guilty to charges of going from his appointed place of duty, failure to go to his appointed duty, willfully disobeying a superior commissioned officer, insubordination toward a noncommissioned officer, failure to obey an order, wrongful use of a controlled substance, assault, communicating a threat and breaking restriction.

Buses during strike

NAPLES, Italy — Shuttle bus services between the three Naval Support Activity Naples bases will not operate in the morning on Friday and the following two Fridays because of scheduled labor union strikes, base officials said.

On each of the three Fridays, the Navy shuttle bus/vans that run between the bases at Capodichino, Gricignano and Agnano will begin services at 3:30 p.m., and continue through normal afternoon/evening schedules. The following Friday strike days are Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, base officials said.

Italian employees who work on U.S. military bases throughout Italy have planned for the three nationwide strikes to protest the labor agreement being negotiated between U.S. and union officials. Strikes are scheduled to last from 8 a.m. to noon on those Fridays.

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