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Army sergeant who gave life to save Afghan child being flown home for burial
FOXNEWS ^ | 03/29/12 | FOX

Posted on 03/29/2012 2:37:36 PM PDT by Doogle

An Army sergeant and father of three from Rhode Island who gave his life to save an Afghan child from being run over by a 16-ton armored fighting vehicle is being flown back to the U.S. and will be buried Monday.

Sgt. Dennis Weichel, 29, died in Afghanistan last week after he dashed into the path of an armored fighting vehicle to scoop up the little girl, who had darted back into the roadway to pick up shell casings, according to the Army. Weichel, a Rhode Island National Guardsman, was riding in the convoy in Laghman Province in eastern Afghanistan when he jumped out to save the girl, who was unhurt.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; army; dennisweichel; hero; military; sgtdennisweichel
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My sincere condolences to all who loved,knew,and served with Sgt. Weichel. Hero
1 posted on 03/29/2012 2:37:47 PM PDT by Doogle
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But will that little girl live a life of freedom and pay tribute to the life of Sgt. Weichel?


2 posted on 03/29/2012 2:46:33 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Doogle

Let’s not pay attention to the fact that a raving Islamic lunatic of an Army Major shot up Fort Hood to the tune of 13 dead, 29 wounded. He’s STILL not been to trial.

Our guy kills a bunch of ‘civilians’, and they want to execute him by the end of the month.

Now this. You think we’ll get so much as ‘thank you’ out of this?

I hate to be crass, but . . .


3 posted on 03/29/2012 2:47:06 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: Doogle

This story made me proud and broke my heart at the same time. condolences from our family as well.


4 posted on 03/29/2012 2:47:50 PM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: Doogle

I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of thanks and the joyful celebrations on the streets of Afghanistan.

uh oh....wait a minute.....


5 posted on 03/29/2012 2:49:17 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Doogle

The press, of course, will utterly ignore this and countless other acts of seflless heroism on the part of our great fighting men in favor of publishing stories about shooting civilians.


6 posted on 03/29/2012 2:55:35 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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All of theirs are not worth one of ours. Poor judgement.


7 posted on 03/29/2012 2:56:30 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Gov. G. Romney (R), father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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Prayers up for the Sgt. Dennis Weichel and his loved ones. In this world, true valor has all but vanished. The Sgt. restored my faith that it still exists, however rare.

God bless Sgt. Weichel and God bless our troops.


8 posted on 03/29/2012 3:02:16 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: Jack Hammer

As they’ve done throughout the past 52+ years, here in America.


9 posted on 03/29/2012 3:04:21 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: rarestia

We can ask God that she makes something positive out of her life, that was saved by this soldier.


10 posted on 03/29/2012 3:06:21 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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And Karzai heaped lavish praise on our soldier for his heroic act. Oh, wait... that didn’t happen.


11 posted on 03/29/2012 3:06:29 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Don't blame me; I voted for the American.)
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To: RinaseaofDs

Now his three children are left without their father which is negligent on his part. He took a risk and half succeeded and at least saved the Afghan girl who will 95% likely grow up in a burqa anyway. God will judge his sacrifice better than I can


12 posted on 03/29/2012 3:11:46 PM PDT by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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But will that little girl live a life of freedom and pay tribute to the life of Sgt. Weichel?

No. She'll be banned from school, clad in a burka and indoctrinated to think anything Sgt Weichel did for her was only Allah's will. She will also be told to believe the infidels destroyed her country, have tails and copulate with pigs.

13 posted on 03/29/2012 3:21:39 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: Doogle

Yes indeed, a true hero!


14 posted on 03/29/2012 3:23:04 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: RinaseaofDs

This story is not about Obama that shit hole called Afghanistan etc.
It is about the heart of our American Military. Hoorah!
RIP Sergeant..


15 posted on 03/29/2012 3:33:10 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Psalm 144

“All of theirs are not worth one of ours. Poor judgement”.

... But it was obviously in his nature to protect the weak, esecially children.


16 posted on 03/29/2012 3:44:23 PM PDT by albie
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To: Psalm 144

“All of theirs are not worth one of ours. Poor judgement”.

... But it was obviously in his nature to protect the weak, esecially children.


17 posted on 03/29/2012 3:44:31 PM PDT by albie
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To: Psalm 144

Damn well said. I agree 100%.


18 posted on 03/29/2012 3:44:59 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired high up in the mountains of the American Redoubt. Nothing beats that!!!)
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That's the REAL America....not that filthy scumbag Major or that whackjob a few weeks ago.
19 posted on 03/29/2012 4:02:40 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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died in Afghanistan last week ...Just hearing about this now. This should be plastered all over the news.
“Greater love hath no man...” Prayers for his family.


20 posted on 03/29/2012 4:18:00 PM PDT by FES0844
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