Monday, May 30, 2005

Memorial Day

To the best of my knowledge, there have been no new articles since the one brief mention of Kirk von Ackermann on March 3, 2005.

Ryan Manelick
December 14, 2003

Kirk von Ackermann - missing
October 9, 2003

The Missing Man formation is performed as a symbolic farewell to fallen airmen. At the moment at which the formation passes over the ceremony, one of the planes leaves the formation and heads for the skies.

Saturday, May 14, 2005


I recently came across a very short news blurb that mentioned Irex Corp* as an employer of Ryan Manelick. While the news dates from 2003, I am including it here as it is the second known reference to Irex Corp.

Drive-By Shooting In Iraq Kills Civilian CV Graduate from the WGAL Channel, December 18, 2003

A civilian with ties to Lancaster County was killed while working in Iraq.

Ryan Manelick, 31, was killed Sunday in a drive-by shooting after leaving a military base in Baghdad.

Manelick was in Baghdad working for Ultra Service-Irex Corp. Manelick's stepfather told News 8 his stepson was fearful of living in Iraq and planned to come home Sunday for the holidays.

Manelick was a 1991 graduate of Conestoga Valley High School in Lancaster County.
According to their website, WGAL is the the exclusive NBC affiliate for the Harrisburg-Lancaster-York-Lebanon area of Pennsylvania.

* See previous post, Irex Corp