Monday, June 21, 2010

Army Spc. Jacob P. Dohrenwend

Remember Our Heroes

Army Spc. Jacob P. Dohrenwend, 20, of Milford, Ohio

Spc. Dohrenwend was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died June 21, 2010 at Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a noncombat-related incident.

Army Spc. Jacob P. Dohrenwend, 20, died Monday at Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. Military officials have not responded to questions about the circumstances surrounding his death.

The infantryman enlisted in the Army on May 29, 2008, according to a statement from a military spokesman. After completing basic training, he was assigned to Fort Riley in October 2008. This was Dohrenwend's first deployment overseas.

“I am devastated,” said Allison Willson of Loveland, his 11th grade English teacher at Milford High School. “I’ve been in a funk all day. He will be truly missed by the Milford community, definitely.”

Dohrenwend is the second Milford High graduate to die in Iraq, he added.

She said he was one of five Milford graduates who served in the military in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past year. “One of them came back in April,” she said. “We have three currently over there right now, including two brothers. It kind of makes you send out an extra prayer for them, to make sure that they come home safely. It’s devastating. Jacob was just 20, 20.”

Army Spc. Jacob P. Dohrenwend was killed in a non-combat related incident on 6/21/10.

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