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CPL Kory Duane Wiens

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CPL Kory Duane Wiens

  • Birth 6 Sep 1986 Albany, Linn County, Oregon, USA
  • Death 6 Jul 2007 Iraq
  • Burial Dallas, Polk County, Oregon, USA
  • Memorial ID 20389436

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.

Cooper has his own memorial for dog flowers. Cooper's memorial= Find A Grave Memorial# 20480833

  • Maintained by: Sue
  • Originally Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 10 Jul 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20389436
  • Sue
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for CPL Kory Duane Wiens (6 Sep 1986–6 Jul 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20389436, citing Salt Creek Cemetery, Dallas, Polk County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Sue (contributor 46778782) .