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Army Spc. David A. Hess

Died October 10, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

25, of Ruskin, Fla.; assigned to 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Oct. 10 in Mollyan, Zhari province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Staff Sgt. Dave J. Weigle.

Two Campbell soldiers killed in Afghanistan

By Chris Smith

The (Clarksville, Tenn.) Leaf-Chronicle

Two 101st Airborne Division soldiers with 2nd Brigade Combat Team were killed Oct. 10 when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device in Zhari province, Afghanistan.

Killed were Staff Sgt. David J. Weigle, 29, of Philadelphia, Pa., and Spc. David A. Hess, 25, of Ruskin, Fla.,

Hess was a Land Combat Electronic Missile System Repairer assigned to Company D., 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.

He joined the Army in April 2009 and arrived at Fort Campbell in November, 2009. His awards and decorations include: National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; and Combat Action Badge.

Hess is survived by his wife, Diane M. Hess, and son, Bryor A. Hess both of Fort Campbell; his mother, Kathryn Dowler of Petroleum, W.Va.; and father, Jeffery A. Hess of Ruskin, Fla.

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