Rose Nieland 1946-1969
The Carroll Times Herald, December 1969
Final rites were held Dec. 29 for Sgt. Carol Nieland
23, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman A. Nieland of rural Breda.
The Rev. John Doherty celebrated the requiem high
mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. Bernard Church. Also in the sanctuary
were the Revs. Harold Cooper, Vail, Marvin Boes, Sioux City, and
Gerald L. Zeman, Breda.
Sgt. Nieland was buried in St. Bernard Cemetery with
full military honors. The Fred F. and Norman J. Bruning Post No.
607, American Legion, of Breda formed an honor guard at the church
and cemetery. Personnel from Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, under
command of T.Sgt. Ray B. Saunders, NCO-1c, served as pallbearers,
firing detail, color guard and bugler. A-1c Mary L. Killon of Travis
Air Force Base, Calif., was present as official escort for Sgt.
Nieland's body. The American flag which covered the casket was folded
and presented to her parents. Committal rites were conducted by
Pallbearers were: S Sgts. Joseph V. Nicholas and Andrew
C. Hent; Airman Robert F. Noltenmeier and Manuel L. Ramirez Jr.:
A-1c James O. Johnes and Sgt. Gary H. Robinson.
In the firing detail were A-1c Vernon B. Hayes, Michael
R. Bray, Rolland M. Cape, Vernon Jones and Paul Cutierrez; Sgts.
Dennis E. Wacknov and Abele DePietro; and S. Sgt. Elmer E. Mieth.
The color guar included S Sgt. Ronald J. Krasko, Ronald J. Fasanella
and Edward M Sinovec, and Sgt. John J. Osuch. A-1c Steve Hines was
Sgt. Nieland died Dec. 22 at Clark Air Force
Base, in the Philippines after suffering a gun shot wound in the
head Dec. 18. She had been stationed in the Philippines since June
1969. She entered the WAF, Sept. 29, 1967, and took her basic training
at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
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