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PFC Michael Russel Creighton Weldon

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PFC Michael Russel Creighton Weldon

Birth
Oklahoma, USA
Death
29 Mar 2003 (aged 20)
Najaf, Iraq
Burial
Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID
7312630 View Source

United States Army Private First Class. Killed in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom.Army Pvt Creighton-Weldon was assigned to the 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Creighton-Weldon was one of four members of the Army's 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, who died when a taxi drove up to an Army checkpoint north and exploded after the driver waved for help. It was the first suicide attack since the U.S.-led invasion began. Michael joined the Army last year, soon after his mother retired after two decades in the service. He wanted to follow in his mother's footsteps and he chose infantry. He was a muscular 5-foot 10-inches who looked like the actor Nicolas Cage, his mother said. He lifted weights, loved video games and took special care of his truck - he would polish it all the time. Michael had been engaged before he was deployed in late January. Whenever he called his fiancée, Kerri, from Iraq, she would drive to his house carrying the cell phone so he could talk to his family. Michael's family received their most recent letter from him last week. In the letter, he said that soldiers were trying to "do the right thing" and that he was trying to be a good soldier.

United States Army Private First Class. Killed in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom.Army Pvt Creighton-Weldon was assigned to the 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Creighton-Weldon was one of four members of the Army's 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, who died when a taxi drove up to an Army checkpoint north and exploded after the driver waved for help. It was the first suicide attack since the U.S.-led invasion began. Michael joined the Army last year, soon after his mother retired after two decades in the service. He wanted to follow in his mother's footsteps and he chose infantry. He was a muscular 5-foot 10-inches who looked like the actor Nicolas Cage, his mother said. He lifted weights, loved video games and took special care of his truck - he would polish it all the time. Michael had been engaged before he was deployed in late January. Whenever he called his fiancée, Kerri, from Iraq, she would drive to his house carrying the cell phone so he could talk to his family. Michael's family received their most recent letter from him last week. In the letter, he said that soldiers were trying to "do the right thing" and that he was trying to be a good soldier.

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