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Army Sgt. 1st Class George Stanciel

Died August 19, 2008 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom


40, of Greenwood, Miss.; assigned to the 370th Engineer Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, Bamberg, Germany; died Aug. 19 at Forward Operating Base Garry Owen, Iraq, of wounds sustained when the base came under mortar attack.

Services held for Miss. soldier killed in Iraq

The Associated Press

GREENWOOD, Miss. — Sgt. 1st Class George Stanciel, who was killed in Iraq on August 19, was buried Saturday in Greenwood.

The 40-year-old Stanciel died of wounds suffered during a mortar attack. Stanciel was assigned to the 370th Engineer Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, Bamberg, Germany.

Services were held at Locust Grove Baptist Church with burial in Hudson Park Cemetery.

During the service, Brig. Gen. James O. Barclay III presented a flag to Mydersteen Canady, the soldier’s mother. He had also presented a flag to Stanciel’s widow, Shequita Stanciel, who also serves in the Army.

Stanciel was serving his second tour of duty in Iraq. He graduated from Greenwood High School in 1989 and joined the Army right after that.

Stanciel was survived by his wife; a son and daughter; his mother and a sister.

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