Stars and Stripes European edition, Sunday, August 24, 2008
The Pentagon announced Friday the death of a 54th Engineer Battalion sergeant first class killed by a mortar attack in Iraq.
Sgt. 1st Class George Stanciel, of Greenwood, Miss., died Aug. 19 at Forward Operating Base Garry Owen, reports said.
A member of the battalion's 370th Engineer Company, Stanciel is the second soldier the unit has lost since leaving on a 15-month tour in May. Part of the 18th Engineer Brigade, the 54th is based in Bamberg, Germany.
A memorial service for Stanciel has been tentatively scheduled for Thursday at the Warner Barracks chapel in Bamberg.