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Col. Erik Daiga took command of U.S. Army Garrison-Vicenza in a ceremony Tuesday at Caserma Ederle, Italy.

Daiga enlisted in the Army in 1984 and served in the 82nd Airborne Division. He later attended Officer Candidate School.

He has served overseas in Germany, South Korea, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Kuwait. He comes to Vicenza from Washington, where he served as strategic-plans officer for the assistant chief of staff of the Installation Management Command.

Daiga takes over for Col. Virgil Williams, whose next assignment is chief of program integration division for the assistant chief of staff of IMCOM.

Wiesbaden soldier's 11-year-old son is found deadAn 11-year-old boy died Wednesday in his family’s on-post residence in Wiesbaden sometime after 6 a.m., according to a news release from the garrison’s public affairs office.

The boy was the son of a soldier assigned to U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, according to the release. He was pronounced dead by German first responders.

"German Police have assumed jurisdiction in the investigation with the support of Army Criminal Investigation Command," the release stated. "The cause of death is under investigation."

No other details were available, and attempts to reach the garrison’s public affairs office Wednesday were unsuccessful.


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