This Lebanon. Ohio, couple would have been married four years on December 27, 1988, so Douglas (Doug) Eugene Malicote and his wife, Wendy Gay Forsythe Malicote, wanted to do something special. They planned to fly home where they would celebrate their anniversary and the Christmas holidays with friends and family. The couple had been high school sweethearts, attending Lebanon High School. They graduated in 1984 and Doug entered the Army that September. Three months later they were married. He completed basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and was then sent to Fort Gordon, Georgia. After that he completed a 14-month stint in Korea and then on to Fort Huachuca, Arizona, before his latest assignment with the 97th Signal Battalion in Sandhofen, Germany. Doug repaired field communications security equipment.
Doug is survived by his parents, Donald and Ruth; a brother, Donald; and a sister, Theresa, as well as his paternal and maternal grandmothers.
Wendy is survived by her parents, Larry and Marline Forsythe of Miamisburg, Ohio; a sister, Julie; and paternal and maternal grandparents.
The couple was buried together with full military honors at the Miami Valley Memorial Gardens near Lebanon.