David Jee Weigle – Staff Sergeant, United States Army

U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)

News Release

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 929-10
October 12, 2010

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died October 10, 2010, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.

Killed were:

Staff Sergeant Dave J. Weigle, 29, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvaia.  He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky; and

Specialist David A. Hess, 25, of Ruskin, Florida.  He was assigned to the 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.


Thursday, October 14, 2010:

Staff Sergeant David J. Weigle, 29, of Philadelphia, was a Cavalry Scout assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. He joined the Army in March 2002 and arrived at Fort Campbell in December 2004.

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His awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; and Air Assault Badge.

Weigle is survived by his son, Tristan J. Weigle of Oakland, California; and father, Raymond F. Weigle of North Salem, New York.

A memorial service will be held in Afghanistan.


14 October 2010

A soldier who formerly lived in West Philadelphia was killed along with another soldier Sunday when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced yesterday.

Staff Sergeant David J. Weigle, 29, stationed with the 101st Airborne Divison at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, died Sunday, along with Specialist David A. Hess, 25, of Ruskin, Flprida, in Zhari Province.

No family could immediately be reached for Weigle, but he had a prior address in an apartment building on 48th Street near Walton Avenue, as well as an address in the Trenton area.

Weigle was a cavalry scout assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne, an air-assault unit.

He joined the service in March 2002 and earned a variety of decorations, including the Iraq Campaign Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.

According to the announcement of his death, he is survived by his wife, Miccaela P. Smith-Kanze, and son, Tristan J. Weigle, of Oakland, California, and his father, Raymond F. Weigle, of North Salem, New York.

Arlington Funeral Afghanistan

A caisson and honor guard take part in a burial service for Staff Sergeant David J. Weigle, 
at Arlington National Cemetery Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Arlington Funeral Afghanistan

The honor guard carries the casket from the caisson during a burial service for Staff Sergeant David J. Weigle
at Arlington National Cemetery Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Arlington Funeral Afghanistan

The honor guard carries the casket to the gravesite during a burial service for Staff Sergeant David J. Weigle
at Arlington National Cemetery Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Arlington Funeral Afghanistan

Family and members of the military take part in a burial service for Staff Sergeant David J. Weigle
at Arlington National Cemetery Wednesday, November 3, 2010

John McHugh

Army Secretary John McHugh, right, pays respect during a burial service for Staff Sergeant
David J. Weigle, at Arlington National Cemetery Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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