|Birth: ||Sep. 6, 1986|
|Death: ||Jul. 6, 2007, Iraq|
Cpl. Kory D. Wiens, 20, of the 94th Mine Dog Detachment, 5th Engineer Battalion, 1st Engineer Brigade of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and his K-9 partner Cooper were killed July 6 by an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Muhammad Sath, Iraq. They had been in Iraq since January. The cremated remains of Kory and Cooper were buried together at Salt Creek Cemetery in Kory's hometown. Kory and Cooper made up a specialized search detachment trained to find firearms, ammunition and explosives. Being on a specialized search team means more training, and Cooper, who was no more than 4 years old, did his job without a leash. He is survived by his parents, Kevin and Judith, three siblings and other family members. Kory's older brother Kevin was at the time serving his second tour in Iraq as a military police officer.
Note: Cooper's memorial= Find A Grave Memorial# 20480833
Salt Creek Cemetery
Maintained by: Sue
Originally Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Jul 10, 2007
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Freedom isn't free. May we always cherish our freedom by honoring your memory. Your valorous service will not be forgotten. On this Veterans Day, please accept our heartfelt and humble thanks.|
Carrie and Allen
Added: Nov. 11, 2014
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