Support our mission

A 43-year-old soldier died last week of natural causes at his home in the Wetzel housing area in Baumholder, Germany, according to U.S. military officials.

Spc. Stephen B. Eckert, an armor crewman assigned to 4th Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, was found at approximately 7 a.m. Thursday and later pronounced dead by a German physician, according to a 170th press release.

The cause of Eckert’s death was determined to be cardiac arrest, brigade spokesman Capt. Royal Reff said on Monday.

Eckert is survived by his wife Stacey C. Eckert and two children.


Stripes in 7

around the web

Sign Up for Daily Headlines

Sign-up to receive a daily email of today’s top military news stories from Stars and Stripes and top news outlets from around the world.

Sign up