2011-05-12 / Obituaries

Sgt. Rick D. Weicht

Statesville, N. C., 46
Mae Bumford Woodal
Wilmore, Pa., 98

Sgt. Rick Dwaine Weicht, 46, Statesville, N.C., died Saturday, May 10, 2011, at Wake Forest University Medical Center in Winston- Salem, N.c.

Born December 13, 1964 in Waynesboro, he was the son of Nelson D. and Alice J. (Tracy) Weicht. He attends schools in Maryland and graduated from Smithsburg High School in 1982.

He was an 18 year, disabled veteran of the Maryland

National Guard and was activated in the U.S. army during 1990 to support Desert Storm.

He was medically retired from the National Guard in 1999. He had been awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, good conduct Medal, and the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal. In addition, he was also awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Airbourne Wings, Expeort Rifleman Badge and Marksmanship- Grenade.

He graduated from the U.S. Army Signal Course in 1982, graduated with a diploma from the MD Army National Guard Military Academy in 1985, affiliated member of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in 1986. He was selected as Soldier of the Year (129th Signal BN) in Fort Bragg, N.C. in 1990. Also in 1990, the commanding general, Fort Bragg, N.C., presented him with the CG’s Coin in recognition of his outstanding duty performance.

He was a member of the Church of Christ in Hagerstown and the American Legion in Hancock.

He is survived by his loving parents, Nelson and Alice Weicht; a son, Ryan Weicht Keefer; a brother, Jeff N. Weicht; and special nephew Jared N. Weicht.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 11, at 11 a.m., at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock. Rev. Gerrard Fess officiated. Burial with military honors was by Tri-State Honor Guard in Piney Plains Methodist Cemetery.

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