A Meade County native who died while serving in Iraq is being honored this weekend at Fort Campbell.
The U.S. Army Reserve Center at the Kentucky post is being renamed Sunday in honor of Major Michael Mundell, who died in 2007 from injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device was detonated in Fallujah.
Mundell had volunteered to deploy to Iraq, and was survived by a wife and four children.
Michael Mascari is Public Affairs Director with the 81st Regional Support Command. He says ceremonies like the one taking place this Sunday are as much for the fallen soldier’s family as they are for the deceased.
“It’s a surprise to them when I call them and say your husband, or your son was nominated to have a Reserve Center named after them,” Mascari said. “I can’t even talk about how touching that is when you hear the reaction on the other end of the line.”
The Reserve Center being renamed for Mundell helps process soldiers that are deploying overseas, as well as those redeploying back to the U.S.