HALLSTEAD, PA, USA
SPC, COMPANY B, 1ST BATTALION, 109TH INFANTRY (2 MEF), WILLIAMSPORT, PA
AR RAMADI, IRAQ 09/28/2005
Lee Allan Wiegand, from Hallstead, Pennsylvania, never hesitated to lend a hand when co-workers at the local McDonald’s restaurant needed help carrying supplies or lifting something heavy. “He was the first one to jump up and say: ‘Hey let me do it for you,'” said Amanda Brigham, one of the managers there. At McDonald’s, Lee flipped burgers and manned the grills. Lee was known for his smile and sense of humor, said Brigham. “He used to joke around,” said Brigham. “He was a really decent guy.”
Wiegand could paint a still life, draw a cartoon or use magic markers to give his friends a temporary tattoo, said Justin Seamans. “He could draw just about anything.” “Everybody liked him,” Seamans said. “He was a jokester.”
After he graduated high school in 2003, Lee worked at the Cornerstone Lumber Yards near Montrose. Lee was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, in New Milford, Pennsylvania. On September 28, 2005, his M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle came under attack in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, and Lee was among five soldiers killed.
He is survived by his wife, Jessica, and newborn daughter, Jordan. And he is missed by many.