JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - The wife of Army Spc. Joseph Bauer Tuesday called her latehusband a hero. Misty Bauer’s comment came in a statement released bythe Public Affairs Office of Fort Lewis-McChord in the State ofWashington. That’s the base where the Owensville native wasstationed and where a memorial service will be held Wednesday forhim and three others from his unit who were killed July 24th inAfghanistan. “Specialist Joseph Andrew Bauer is an amazing husband,soldier and friend,” Misty said. “He enjoyed hisfamily. He loved watching football and baseball – especiallyour hometown Cincinnati teams.” She called him loyal, caring, honest and willing to defendothers. “He was drawn to a life and career that shared hisvalues, the United States Army,” Misty continued. “His strength, honor, courage, commitment and love willbe forever remembered by all who knew him.” Misty asked for prayers for all members of the military andprivacy for her family. “Joseph was extraordinary and I am absolutely blessedto be his wife,” she said. “Joseph is a hero in my eyesand I will always love him.” Bauer’s body will arrive at Butler County Airport onFriday morning. A public visitation is scheduled for Saturday from10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Gwen-Mooney Funeral Home at Spring GroveCemetery. A private funeral and burial will be held Sunday. A memorial service is planned for Tuesday, August 10th at6:30 p.m. at St. Louis Church in Owensville.