Phila. native killed in Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. David Jee Weigle
Staff Sgt. David Jee Weigle (Joshua Mellman)
Posted: October 13, 2010

Staff Sgt. David Jee Weigle, a 29-year-old Philadelphia native, was killed Sunday by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Wednesday.

His vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive Device in the Zhari District if Kandahar Province, a stronghold of the Taliban, the military said. Weigle joined at Army in March 2004 and was a cavalry scout in the 101st Airborne Division.

On his Facebook page, he listed his hometown as Philadelphia and his current address as Clarksville, Tenn., near Fort Campbell, where he was based. He was a member of a group for Phillies fans. He also indicated a connection to Robbinsville, N.J., which is near Trenton.

Weigle is survived by his wife, Miccaela P. Smith-Kanze, and son, Tristan J. Weigle of Oakland, Calif., and father, Raymond F. Weigle of North Salem, N.Y., the military said.


Contact staff writer Robert Moran at 215-854-5983 or bmoran@phillynews.com.

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