CPT Weikel died on 18 April 2006 in Balad,
Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device
detonated next to his HMMWV during combat operations in Baghdad.
Captain Weikel was assigned to the 10th Calvary Regiment, 1st
Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
His decorations include the Bronze Star
Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National
Defense Service Medal, AF Expeditionary Medal, Army Service Ribbon,
Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Air Assault, Global War
on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary
He is survived by his wife Wendy (fellow
USMA graduate, '98) and son Jonathan Troy, a boy born eight months
ago. Their son's middle name reflected the father's profession.
Troy means "foot soldier".
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