- 23 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 17, 1983
- Date of passing: Oct 31, 2006
|Let the memory of Michael be with us forever|
WEIDEMANN, MICHAEL R., ARMY SGT. 23, of Newport, RI was killed in action in Iraq on Tuesday, October 31, 2006.
Born in Canada on August 17, 1983, he was the son of the late Susanna (Miller) Weidemann.
Michael was a 2001 graduate of Rogers High School, and attended the affiliated Newport Area Career and Technical Center, where he specialized in automotive technology. He was an honors student and a member of the school's JROTC program. He enlisted in the Army the month after his graduation. Michael was a member of the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, stationed in Giessen, Germany.
He is survived by his maternal grandmother Gertrude K.C. Miller of Newport, his sister Catharine E. Weidemann of North Providence, his brothers Edward R. and Benjamin J. Berriault, both of Portsmouth, and Richard L. Weidemann, Jr. of Chepachet, RI, his uncles Ambrose C. Miller, Jr. of South Kingstown, and Edward C. Miller of Connecticut, his aunts Marianne W. Jordan of Texas and G. Kim Evans of California, and his niece Cassidy Berriault and his brothers' adoptive parents, Robert and Julia Berriault of Portsmouth.
He was the grandson of the late Ambrose C. Miller, Sr.
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