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PFC Wesley Robert Riggs

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PFC Wesley Robert Riggs

Birth
Baytown, Harris County, Texas, USA
Death 17 May 2005 (aged 19)
Tikrit, Salah ad Din, Iraq
Burial Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Plot Sec S2 Site 19
Memorial ID 10991358 View Source

Pfc. Wesley Riggs graduated in 2003 from Barbers Hill High School in 3 years. He enlisted in the Army in February of 2004 and had planned to pursue a career in Law Enforcement upon his discharge. He spent a lot of time with close friends and enjoyed working on cars, mudding, four wheeling, camping, and fishing. He was a member of the Team Houston Olympic weight lifting team and Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Mont Belvieu. He was assigned to the Army's 2d Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. Pfc. Wesley R. Riggs died about 30km south of Tikrit, Iraq, from injuries sustained at about 7:00 a.m when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted position. He is the son of Gayle McDermott and Daniel Riggs.

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  • Created by: The Patriot
  • Added: 18 May 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 10991358
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10991358/wesley-robert-riggs : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Wesley Robert Riggs (16 Aug 1985–17 May 2005), Find a Grave Memorial ID 10991358, citing Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by The Patriot (contributor 15966789) Burial Details Unknown, .