Soldier from New Jersey killed in Iraq

Soldier from New Jersey killed in Iraq

There are 5 comments on the Newsday story from May 31, 2007, titled Soldier from New Jersey killed in Iraq. In it, Newsday reports that:

A 31-year-old soldier from New Jersey who was based in New York was killed in Iraq after an improvised explosive device detonated near him while he was on foot patrol, military officials said Thursday.

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Laurence Amber BradCody

Murfreesboro, TN

#1 Jun 1, 2007
I worked with "Joe" SSG Weiglein in Recruiting, Kingsport, TN for over 3 years. Joe brought life to the office. Joe was always someone to look to for a sense of Home. He always did what was right no matter what. My sons came during the summers and would always ask to see funny Joe. We all lost a part of our lives with him and I would give anything to take his place. He deserves his life more than I. I know he is with GOD!
Amber- Laurences fiancee

Murfreesboro, TN

#2 Jun 1, 2007
I knew two separate sides of Joe Weiglein. First, SSgt Weiglein was a soldier. He was a role model to every applicant who ever walked into the recruiting station, and he changed the lives of so many young people who still serve today. In 2005 he was the Top Recruiter for Beckley BN, which is not a huge achievement. Second, Joe was a friend. Someone who liked to have a good time, be with Jen, his friends, and his pets. No matter what, he always wore a smile. Whether we were watching the super bowl or shooting fireworks for 4th of July, Joe was the life of the party. He loved the very ground his wife Jennifer walked on and wanted nothing more than to be with her for the rest of their lives. If you ever met him he left a mark on you. The holes in our hearts will never be filled, but his death is not in vain. Please remember Joe for his life not his death, because he lived a great life. My prayers and thoughts to anyone who ever met or was touched by SSGT Joseph Weiglein.
Amber- Laurences fiancee

Murfreesboro, TN

#3 Jun 1, 2007
I need to correct the word not in the statement of, "is not a huge achievement." It is a honor to be able to receive this award and many recruiters who work their whole careers don't get it. Joe did in like 2 or 3 years. He always went above and beyond here in TN and I'm sure everywhere else too.

Wilmington, DE

#4 Jun 1, 2007
Kate G

Westtown, PA

#5 Jun 9, 2007
Joe is my cousin and he is the man. I had nothing but pride in him and think that he is one of the coolest, most true to himself kind of people that I have ever met. He will be missed so much but I will be sure to celebrate holidays in his honor, the way he used to, and the way that he would want things to be done with him here. Bless you Bo, you made a sacrifice that so many of us could not have or were not willing to make. I am so proud to call you my cousin and hope that whatever you are doing now, wherever you are, you are having fun. We all love you.

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