During the Vietnam War, the SPC Deweese Foundation was established to aid wounded soldiers. Throughout the years, the Foundation has provided assistance to veterans and their families. Now, the foundation is dedicated to assisting veterans who lost a loved one in Iraq. The Foundation’s mission is to help people recover from their losses and become more resilient. The organization is also dedicated to providing financial support to those in need.
Throughout his life, SPC David Deweese has served in the United States Army and Marine Corps. He was a lifelong Marine and a fan of the New York Yankees. His served as a Humvee driver and trained Iraqi police officers. He also was a member of the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps. His enjoyed gardening, fishing and watching the New York Yankees.
He was born in Limestone, Alabama, and grew up on a cotton and tobacco plantation. He was the youngest of seven children. His grew up during the post-war years. He had a passion for the medical field.
He graduated from Poca High School in 1984. His then attended college at Rockhurst University. He received a degree in chemistry. His unit was sent to Europe with his unit. He was promoted to command sergeant major. His unit was tasked with capturing several key objectives. He earned the Meritorious Service Medal with a gold star.
Despite a long and successful military career, David Spc Deweese’s life was cut short by a roadside bomb in Iraq. The tragedy is a reminder of the humanitarian crisis that is plaguing the country.
During his time in the military, Spc Deweese earned several awards. He was awarded the Soldier of the Year award, and also the Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. During his service, he also served with distinction in Iraq.
In addition to his military career, Deweese also has a degree in chemistry. He has also completed a number of military schools. He has also been a member of the Southern Poverty Law Center since its inception in 1968. This organization is one of the largest civil rights organizations in the country.
Legion of Merit
During his thirty years of service, Spc Deweese earned multiple medals and decorations. He also served as a military police officer, scientist and science fiction writer. His stories have been published in various fanzines. He has two sons and two granddaughters.
A West Virginia native, Spc Deweese enlisted in the U.S. Army after graduating from high school. He was assigned to the 701st Main Support Battalion, part of the 2nd Brigade. He was deployed to Iraq to train Iraqi police officers. The blast that killed him happened while he was training the Iraqi police. His death has added to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq.
SPC Deweese was a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees and enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. He was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church. His graduated from Poca High School in 1984. He was awarded the Legion of Merit and received a Purple Heart.
Death in Iraq
During a combat mission in Iraq, Marine Spc Deweese was killed. He was 31, a veteran of the military who was known for his leadership skills. His unit was stationed near the Marigny neighborhood in Baghdad.
SPC Deweese had been assigned to the 2nd Brigade division, which included the 701st Main Support Battalion. The group was tasked with training Iraqi police officers. The unit then deployed to the Adhamiyah neighborhood in Baghdad.
United States Embassy
While in Iraq, Spc Deweese and his unit fought in the Battle of Coutance for two weeks. He was awarded the Purple Heart for his service. He also earned the Combat “V” award for his actions. His unit was also a part of the first attack on the United States Embassy.
SPC Deweese Foundation
Founded in 2010 by former military contractor James McGinnis Deweese, the SPC Deweese Foundation has quickly grown into one of the premier organizations supporting America’s military and their families. The organization is headquartered in Marietta, Georgia, and has helped over a million military and veteran families since it’s inception. The organization has a well-deserved reputation for helping to fund initiatives that help veterans find jobs post-service, improve the quality of life of military personnel, and support the health and wellbeing of their military family members.
The organization also has a slew of notable achievements ranging from providing the requisite support to families affected by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to helping a college student with autism obtain his first internship.
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