Tributes & Vigils Category: US Air Force
Name: Air Force Staff Sgt. David A. Wieger
From: North Huntingdon, Pa. Air Force Office
Incident: Air Force Staff Sgt. David A. Wieger died Nov. 1 near Balad Air Base, Iraq, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Master Sgt. Thomas A. Crowell.
Airman from western Pa. killed in IED attack in Iraq
The Associated Press
NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. — A member of the Air Force from Westmoreland County died Thursday in Iraq after he was wounded in the explosion of an improvised device, the Defense Department said Friday.
Staff Sgt. David A. Wieger, 28, of North Huntingdon, was one of three Americans who died in the attack near Balad Air Base. Also killed were Air Force Master Sgt. Thomas A. Crowell, 36, of Neosho, Mo., and Nathan J. Schuldheiss, 27, an Air Force civilian from Newport, R.I.
Wieger was assigned to Detachment 303, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Schuldheiss was assigned to Detachment 204, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., and Crowell was assigned to Detachment 301, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. All three were special agents to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
A 1997 graduate of Norwin High School, Wieger joined the Air Force about eight years…