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2,371 Names of the Dead in Iraq

New York Times 21apr2006


The Department of Defense has identified 2,371 American service members who have died since the start of the Iraq war. It confirmed the death of the following American yesterday:

WEIKEL, Ian P., 31, Capt., Army; Colorado Springs; Fourth Infantry Division.

October 07, 1974 - April 18, 2006
West Point Class of 1997

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 Medal.

He is survived by his wife Wendy (a USMA classmate) and son Jonathan Troy, a boy born eight months ago. Their son's middle name reflected the father's profession. Troy means "foot soldier".

source: http://www.west-point.org/users/usma1997/54686/ 21apr2006

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