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Petty Officer 3rd Cl Jeffrey L. Wiener View/Sign Guest Book
Petty Officer 3rd Cl Jeffrey L. Wiener

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Age:   32
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Date of Death: 5/7/2005
Incident Location: Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Navy
Rank: Petty Officer 3rd Cl
Unit: II Marine Expeditionary Force
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As a paramedic, Jeffery Wiener was "a hard charger" who always pushed to excel. "Jeff was one of the ones you didn't worry about," said his former EMS supervisor, Capt. Keith Vincent. "Jeffery wanted to do a specific job and do it better than anyone who ever had done it." Wiener, 32, of Louisville, Ky., was killed May 7 by insurgents during a firefight after a suicide bombing near a hospital in western Iraq. He was assigned to the II Marine Expeditionary Force. Wiener moved to Kentucky after living and working in New York. He joined the Naval reserves after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Wiener sought out the specialized training for a Navy corpsman so he could help more people and go where medical personnel were needed. He wanted to be sent to Iraq. "He was always real gung-ho, straightforward, no beating around the bush," said his partner of 18 months, John Cooney. "That was his demeanor."
Source: Associated Press
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