|Birth: ||Sep. 1, 1982, USA|
|Death: ||Mar. 22, 2012|
Sgt. 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. SGT Dennis Weichel Jr., a RI Guardsman deployed to Afghanistan has died. SGT Weichel, son of Dennis Weichel Sr. of Brockton, MA and Linda Reynolds of Cranston was struck on March 22nd by a moving vehicle in Jalalabad while pulling an Afghan child to safety. SGT Weichel was treated at a medical facility but succumbed to his wounds. A highly respected member of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team with the 25th Infantry Division, SGT Weichel epitomized the Army values of Duty, Selfless Service and Personal Courage by disregarding his personal safety to protect the life of an innocent civilian child. SGT Weichel is an inspiration to the Nation. SGT Weichel leaves behind fiancée, Ashley Rabon, and is survived by his son, Nicholas Weichel, and daughters, Hope and Madison Weichel. SGT Weichel also leaves behind numerous siblings, cousins and countless comrades in arms.
Visitation will be Sunday, April 1st from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Olson & Parent Funeral Home, 417 Plainfield Street, Providence, Rhode Island. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 2nd in Swan Point Chapel, 585 Blackstone Blvd., Providence, Rhode Island. Interment will follow at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, RI.
In lieu of flowers, donations in support of Dennis' three children future college fund would be greatly appreciated. Donations may be made payable to Dennis P. Weichel.
Dennis P. Weichel
c/o Olson & Parent Funeral Home
417 Plainfield Street
Providence, RI 02909
Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Rhode Island, USA
Plot: Section H-3 Row 31 Site 1017
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Mar 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87247636