Europe briefs: Soldier found dead in barracks identified
BAMBERG, Germany — A Grafenwöhr-based soldier who was found dead Sunday in his barracks room has been identified as Pfc. Matthew C. Johnson of the 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade, according to an official statement from the brigade.
Johnson is survived by his wife and parents in the States. His death is under investigation.
Memorial service for chaplain setKAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — A memorial service for Chaplain (Col.) Lonnie B. Barker will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Ramstein Northside Chapel.
Barker, command deputy chaplain for U.S. Air forces in Europe, was found dead Sunday in his home near Ramstein Air Base. Cause of death is under investigation.
Former Marine beaten to death while workingLOS ANGELES — A former Marine who survived several tours of duty in Iraq and a knife attack at his home a few months ago was beaten to death with a hammer while installing cable at a Victorville, Calif., home, authorities said..
Trevor Neiman, 25, a Charter Communications Cable installer, was found beaten and bloody by San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies who responded to the home Monday.
Johnny Acosta, 45, was booked on suspicion of murder.