Simultaneously, this is a heart-warming story and a sad one. An Army Sergeant saved a little girl’s life over in Afghanistan. And then SGT Dennis Weichel died in the process:
Army Sgt. Dennis P. Weichel Jr.
An Army sergeant and father of three from Rhode Island who gave his life to save an Afghan child from being run over by a 16-ton armored fighting vehicle is being flown back to the U.S. and will be buried Monday.
Sgt. Dennis Weichel, 29, died in Afghanistan last week after he dashed into the path of an armored fighting vehicle to scoop up the little girl, who had darted back into the roadway to pick up shell casings, according to the Army. Weichel, a Rhode Island National Guardsman, was riding in the convoy in Laghman Province in eastern Afghanistan when he jumped out to save the girl, who was unhurt.
Where is Hamid Karzai on this one? Will he release an official statement? He better.