If you’ve been following the news in Iraq, you’ve probably heard of SPC Deweese, a Marine who served in Iraq. He was the second American soldier killed in combat in Iraq. He was a decorated soldier, having received several medals including the Legion of Merit. Besides being a Marine, he also loved baseball and the New York Yankees.
Spc Deweese was from Putnam County, West Virginia. He graduated from Poca High School in 1984 and joined the U.S. Army and the West Virginia Army National Guard. He was awarded several medals, including the Legion of Merit, for his service. He served in Schweinfurt, Germany, with the 16th Infantry Regiment. The unit was in the Adhamiyah neighborhood, northeast of Baghdad, supporting the first battalion of Schweinfurt. It was during this time that Spc Deweese’s unit was first attacked by the Germans.
Spc Deweese was an avid sports fan, and enjoyed watching the New York Yankees and the Yankees. He had a son in Nashville, and two grandchildren, Dylan and Destiny. His death has exacerbated the humanitarian crisis in Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition to civilian casualties, about 90 percent of the population in both countries faces food insecurity.
Spc Deweese was a lifelong Marine, who also loved the outdoors. He liked to fish and play baseball, and his favorite team was the New York Yankees. Sadly, he was killed in a roadside bomb in Iraq. His unit was training Iraqi police officers, and his death has aggravated the humanitarian crisis in the country.
Spc Deweese, who served as a Humvee driver for the United States Marine Corps, was born and raised in Putnam County. He attended Poca High School and earned several medals while serving in the military. Among his many accomplishments was his Purple Heart. He served in the 16th Infantry Regiment, where he was part of a platoon training the Iraqi police. His unit also fought in the area of Coutance for two weeks.
While serving in the military, Spc Deweese remained an avid Yankees fan. He also was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and was a proud member of the Navy. His family and friends will remember him fondly.
The Humvee is an army vehicle that has four-wheel drive and is waterproof. This makes it a good choice for a variety of tasks, including transporting supplies. During the Iraq War, Spc Deweese’s unit used Humvees to train Iraqi police.
Spc Deweese was a native of West Virginia who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was a proud Marine and lifelong New York Yankees fan. He was killed by a roadside bomb while he was driving a Humvee. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, yard work, and watching baseball.
Another soldier killed in the Iraqi capital was Pfc. Michael S. Adams of the 1st Armored Division. He was killed in a blast in Baghdad while participating in a small-arms fire exercise. The blast killed two soldiers and injured several others in his Humvee.
As Spc Deweese’s humvee hit a roadside bomb, he was in the turret of his Humvee. His Humvee commander and his fellow soldiers were stunned. His calmness and the ability to free himself from his seat belt surprised his fellow soldiers. A medic told him he was going to lose his leg below the knee. But he recovered, and was able to return to duty without leaving the Iraqi city. His bravery earned him a promotion.
The Humvee is a light, four-wheel-drive military vehicle first used during the Vietnam War. Its high ground clearance and waterproof electronics make it useful for a variety of military tasks. Deweese had only been serving as a Humvee driver for about a year. He was a native of West Virginia and loved the outdoors, yardwork, and baseball. He was a proud New York Yankees fan.
Served in the U.S. Marine Corps from age 17 to 24, SPC Deweese was a West Virginia native who loved the outdoors and the New York Yankees. In his spare time, he loved fishing and baseball and was a big New York Yankees fan. He received several awards for his service and retired as a Sargent Major. His death has exacerbated a humanitarian crisis that has hit Iraq and Afghanistan.
Spc Deweese grew up in Putnam County, West Virginia, and attended Poca High School. He earned several medals during his time in the military, including the Purple Heart. He was serving as a Humvee driver with the 16th Infantry Regiment when he was killed. His unit was training Iraqi police officers when the roadside bomb exploded.
Deweese was a West Virginia native and had served in the United States Marine Corps since age 17. He was a huge New York Yankees fan and enjoyed yard work. His death is a tragedy for his family. He was a Humvee driver, which is a light four-wheel drive military truck with waterproof electronics.
Besides the Marine veteran, there were a few other marines killed in the blast. They included the marine snipers. The snipers were hunting insurgents planting roadside bombs, but they were caught in the middle of an ambush.
In addition to being a Marine, Spc Deweeses was also a huge sports fan. He loved the New York Yankees and fishing. His family will cherish his memory.
Member of 2nd Brigade
Spc David Deweese was a lifetime Marine who served in the Middle East and was killed in a roadside bomb in Iraq. A huge sports fan, he loved the New York Yankees and the New York Mets and also enjoyed the outdoors and fishing. He also enjoyed playing baseball and watching the New York Yankees. His death was a tragic blow to the military and humanitarian situation in Iraq.
Spc Deweese was a Marine Corps Humvee driver. He was part of a company assisting the Iraqi police with law enforcement training. The Marines hoped to teach the Iraqi police how to combat terrorism. The Humvee was a light, four-wheel drive military vehicle that was introduced in the mid-70s. Its design is flexible and waterproof, making it a versatile vehicle.
Deweese had a long and distinguished military career. He was a Purple Heart recipient and a lifelong outdoorsman. He loved fishing and worked in his yard. His favorite sports were the New York Yankees. He spent 43 years in the Marine Corps and retired as a Sargent Major.
In addition to Spc Deweese, four other Americans were killed in the blast. Three of them were from Kansas, including Staff Sgt. Clinton Lee Wisdom of Atchison and Spc. Don Clary of Troy. Both were assigned to Battery B of the 130th Field Artillery.
The DIA has a memorial to the two soldiers. They were killed in November 2004 while protecting members of the Iraq Survey Group. Their vehicles were positioned between the suicide bomber’s vehicle and a DIA vehicle. The memorial was built in 1988 and updated in 1999 to honor their sacrifice.
Suffering from traumatic brain injury caused by suicide bombing
Soldiers returning from Iraq with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are not an unusual sight. While TBI has never been a completely new occurrence, the number of soldiers suffering from significant TBI has increased dramatically in recent conflicts. Benoit, for example, a soldier from Wharton, New Jersey, was an easygoing guy back home. After the explosion in Iraq, however, he became a very particular person. His memory was slower and he was not as clear-headed.
While most fragments of the bomb originated from the suicide bombers, some of them came from victims near the device. The immediate care providers must be aware of the risks of human projectile injuries. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to minimize the risk of exposure to these harmful agents. First, healthcare workers should consider hepatitis B and HIV prophylaxis for all those exposed to blood-borne pathogens, and hepatitis C should be addressed immediately.
Benoit has difficulty remembering the day-to-day events of his life. The bombing in Baghdad temporarily blinded him, but he remained conscious and comrades pulled him from the Humvee. He recalls the long ride back to the base. He was then loaded into a helicopter and flown to Walter Reed Medical Center. The bombing had harmed the lining of his abdomen. He later woke up among doctors.