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The Army has identified the soldier who died as the result of a traffic accident in Bamberg, Germany, on March 26.

Pfc. Thomas J. Sharpe, 24, was assigned to the 240th Quartermaster Company, 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade in Bamberg, a 21st Theater Sustainment Command news release said.

A memorial ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m. April 10 at the Bamberg Community Chapel.

The accident occurred at 2:30 a.m. A second vehicle was also involved, but accident details are currently under investigation.

Sharpe, from Niagara Falls, N.Y., was a light-wheel vehicle mechanic, the release stated.

Judge orders Gitmo detainee releasedWASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the United States to release a prisoner from the Guantanamo detention center who said he fears for his life after informing against senior al-Qaida leaders.

U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle issued a one-page judgment ordering the release of Yasin Muhammed Basardh, a 33-year-old from Yemen. The judge didn’t say in the ruling why Basardh should be let go.

According to charges filed by the military in 2004, Basardh is a member of the Taliban.

Basardh has requested asylum in the United States because his cooperation with U.S. officials has led to threats on his life.

From staff and wire reports

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