Marine Spc Deweese, 81, Was Killed in Iraq Four Decades Ago
Having served as a Navy and Marine officer, I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of many operations, including the Gulf War, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Now that I’ve been home from service for a few years, I’ve been thinking about my military past. I want to share with you some of the things that I’ve learned from my service.
Almost four decades ago, Lifelong Marine Spc Deweese died while serving in Iraq. SPC Deweese, a West Virginia native, joined the Marines at the age of seventeen. He was assigned to a training unit for Iraqi police officers. He stayed in the military for more than three years, gaining a variety of awards for his service. He was also a huge fan of the New York Yankees.
SPCC Deweese was the second Marine to receive a Medal of Honor while serving in Iraq. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Combat “V” award. In addition to receiving these awards, Spc Deweese was promoted to Command Sergeant Major.
SPCC Deweese served in the Marines for 43 years. His unit broke through German lines near Coutance in August 1945. He earned several awards for his service, including the Navy Commendation Medal with a Combat “V” award. He is survived by his mother, Helen Holland, and sister, Bes Bond. He was also survived by two sons living in Nashville, Tennessee.
SPCC Deweese had a passion for sports and the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing and working in his yard. In his spare time, he loved watching the New York Yankees. He was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church.
Spc Deweese’s death was a tragic loss for the United States and for Iraq. It has also added to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq. Approximately 90 percent of the population suffers from food insecurity.
SPCC Deweese’s death was also a tragic loss to his family. His mother, Helen Holland, and his sister, Bes Bond, are devastated. The loss of a great Marine is devastating for his family, the Marine Corps, and for the United States as a whole.
David Spc Deweese grew up in Putnam County, West Virginia. He attended Poca High School and then went on to serve in the Marine Corps and the Gulf War. He served as a Humvee driver for a year. In addition to driving Humvees, he served as a trainer for the Iraqi police. He earned a number of awards for his service, including the Legion of Merit.
Gulf War service
During his Gulf War service, SPC David Deweese was assigning to train Iraqi police officers. Deweese was a Marine since age seventeen, and he was killed along with five other Marines in a roadside bomb explosion in Iraq. His wife, two sons, and two granddaughters are all impacted by his passing.
Spc Deweese received numerous awards for his service to the United States. He earned several medals, including a Purple Heart and the Legion of Merit. He also earned the Best Noncommissioned Officer in War title.
SPC Deweese was born in Putnam County, West Virginia. He graduated from Poca High School in 1984. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and watching the New York Yankees. He was also a huge fan of Notre Dame. He was a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees.
After high school, Deweese joined the Army, where he served for more than three years. He was assigned to the 26TH Infantry Regiment, based in Schweinfurt, Germany. His unit was tasked with supporting the 1st Battalion of the Schweinfurt Infantry. It had been supporting the 1st Battalion since February.
Spc Deweese also enjoyed the outdoors. He loved fishing, gardening, and playing baseball. He never complained about the rigors of military service. He was a die-hard fan of the New York Yankees, and he was also a member of the Riverside United Methodist Church.
Deweese died in Iraq in December of 2010. His death is likely a contributing factor to the humanitarian crisis that is sweeping the country. His funeral was held at the Riverside United Methodist Church, and donations were made to the John Wayne Foundation. His family was honored as pallbearers at his funeral.
Deweese served his country with honor. He will be missed by his family and his fellow soldiers. If you have questions about Gulf War service and your health, consult with your doctor. You may be eligible for health and disability benefits from the VA. These benefits include medical and rehabilitative care, pension, insurance, and employment. You can find a list of benefits available to you on the VA’s Veterans page.
Operation Iraqi Freedom service
Several years ago, SPC David Deweese was killed in the middle of Iraq during a training mission. This loss is a tragedy for his family, the United States Military, and the people of Iraq.
SPC Deweese was born in Putnam County, West Virginia and attended Poca High School. He was commissioned in the Marine Corps at age 17. He served for four decades in the military and received numerous awards for his service. He was a member of the Riverside United Methodist Church. He was married with two sons. In addition to his military service, Spc Deweese also enjoyed the outdoors and fishing. He loved to watch baseball games, work in his yard, and fish. He loved the New York Yankees.
Spc Deweese’s death in Iraq was the second Medal of Honor recipient to die in action in the country. His death has added to the humanitarian crisis in the region. Ninety percent of Iraq’s population faces food insecurity.
Spc Deweese’s death has raised many questions in the region. His family is grieving for his loss. His wife and two sons will never know the love and devotion of a father. It has left the Iraqi people with many questions.
Spc Deweese served in the Middle East for over a year. He was assigned to a unit that was training Iraqi police officers. The unit was stationed near the Marigny neighborhood of Baghdad. There, the unit fought in the battle of Coutance for two weeks. The unit was also part of the first attack on the United States Embassy.
Deweese was a member of the Riverside United Methodist Church. He was also a federal agent. He was awarded several medals for his service.
SPC Deweese is survived by his wife and two sons. He is also survived by two grandchildren. The family of Spc Deweese will always be affected by his loss. They will always remember him for his dedication to service.
Spc Deweese is also survived by his brother and sister. His brother is a member of the United States Marine Corps.
New York Yankees fan
Among the many things that James Hardin Deweese, 81, enjoyed was a long love of the New York Yankees. He was a member of the Riverside United Methodist Church, a Notre Dame Fighting Irish fan, and a baseball enthusiast. He also enjoyed fishing and yardwork. The family has lost one of their beloved members. Survivors include sons Mark and Jamie Deweese of Nashville, grandchildren Destiny and SPC Dylan Deweese, siblings Robert Deweese of Ashland City, Helen Holland of Ashland City, Bes Bond of Allen, TX, and many other family and friends.
The family has scheduled a funeral service for May 29, 2019 at 11 AM at Heritage Funeral Home. Rick Points will officiate the service. The funeral service will be followed by burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. The United States Marine Corps will provide full military honors. Those who wish to serve as pallbearers include Dusty Lemoine, Jacob Estes, Anthony Armstrong, and WKRN employees.
In addition to his love of the Yankees, Deweese also enjoyed Notre Dame football and fishing. He served in the United States Marine Corps for 43 years. He retired as a Sargent Major. In addition, he enjoyed playing golf and yardwork. He also served in the Marine Corps Reserves for many years.
After he retired from the Marine Corps, Bridges worked for the athletic department at the local high school for many years. He also coached Pat Borders in 1992. He has also been a longtime fan of the Yankees, and has been a guest at the Yankee Tavern Christmas party every year since 2006. He has also considered moving to New York. He has been staying at the same hotel for a decade. He has also traveled by train for 22 hours to get to New York when he couldn’t fly. He knows his way around the city and has a favorite flight.
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