Friday, March 23, 2012

R.I.P. - Spc. Dennis P. Weichel Jr.

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 Spc. Dennis P. Weichel Jr., 29, of Providence, R.I., died March 22 in Laghman province, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered in a noncombat related incident.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 143rd Infantry Regiment, 56th Troop Command, Rhode Island National Guard, East Greenwich, R.I.

            For more information the media may contact the Rhode Island National Guard at 401-275-4193 or 401-641-1730.

The details of his passing have not been released as of this date.

Dennis was a member of the National Guard since 2001.

He was deployed to Iraq in 2005. Officials stated that Dennis' life was marked by bravery, selflessness, and commitment to others.

Dennis is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his parents, Linda and Dennis; and his young children, Nicholas, Hope and Madison.
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