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Sgt. Maj. Ted Pearson and Col. Glenn Schmick, with the 18th Military Police Brigade, carry a wreath to the newly rededicated memorial to fallen soldiers from their brigade, Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Vilseck, Germany.
Sgt. Maj. Ted Pearson and Col. Glenn Schmick, with the 18th Military Police Brigade, carry a wreath to the newly rededicated memorial to fallen soldiers from their brigade, Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Vilseck, Germany. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)
Sgt. Maj. Ted Pearson and Col. Glenn Schmick, with the 18th Military Police Brigade, carry a wreath to the newly rededicated memorial to fallen soldiers from their brigade, Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Vilseck, Germany.
Sgt. Maj. Ted Pearson and Col. Glenn Schmick, with the 18th Military Police Brigade, carry a wreath to the newly rededicated memorial to fallen soldiers from their brigade, Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Vilseck, Germany. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)
A trumpeter plays taps while soldiers present arms during a ceremony to rededicate memorial to fallen soldiers from the 18th Military Police Brigade, Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Vilseck, Germany.
A trumpeter plays taps while soldiers present arms during a ceremony to rededicate memorial to fallen soldiers from the 18th Military Police Brigade, Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Vilseck, Germany. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)
Brig. Gen. Christopher Laneve, commander of the 7th Army Training Command, pays his respects to the soldiers who died in combat from the 18th Military Police Brigade, during a ceremony Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Vilseck, Germany.
Brig. Gen. Christopher Laneve, commander of the 7th Army Training Command, pays his respects to the soldiers who died in combat from the 18th Military Police Brigade, during a ceremony Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Vilseck, Germany. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)
Soldiers with the 18th Military Police Brigade stand in formation during a ceremony to rededicate a memorial to fallen soldiers from their unit, Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Vilseck, Germany.
Soldiers with the 18th Military Police Brigade stand in formation during a ceremony to rededicate a memorial to fallen soldiers from their unit, Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Vilseck, Germany. (Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes)
Sgt. Maj. Ted Pearson, with the 18th Military Police Brigade, speaks to his soldiers during a ceremony to rededicate a memorial to fallen soldiers from their brigade, Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Vilseck, Germany.
Sgt. Maj. Ted Pearson, with the 18th Military Police Brigade, speaks to his soldiers during a ceremony to rededicate a memorial to fallen soldiers from their brigade, Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Vilseck, Germany. ()

VILSECK, Germany — As servicemembers around the world observe Memorial Day weekend, a military police brigade made it personal by remembering their brigade’s soldiers who died in combat.

The 18th Military Police Brigade held a ceremony on Thursday to rededicate a newly created memorial grove in Rose Barracks.

During the ceremony, Army and local leaders gathered to listen to stories of their fallen soldiers.

The brigade lost 65 troops in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

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