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(Pfc. Matthew George's hometown was incorrectly spelled in a previous version of this story)

BAMBERG, Germany — A memorial service for four Bamberg-based soldiers killed in Afghanistan will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Warner Barracks chapel in Bamberg, according to the U.S. Army Europe officials.

A second service will be held at 3 p.m. Sept. 17 in Vicenza, Italy, at the Caserma Ederle chapel, a U.S. Army Europe spokesman said.

The services will be in honor of Staff Sgt. Vinson B. Adkinson III, 26, of Harper, Kan.; Sgt. Raymond C. Alcaraz, 20, of Redlands, Calif.; Pfc. Matthew E. George, 22, of Grantsboro, N.C.; and Pfc. James A. Page, 23, of Titusville, Fla..

The four soldiers died Aug. 31 in Logar province of injuries sustained after their vehicle was attacked by a roadside bomb, according to a Defense Department release.

The soldiers were assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.


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