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JOHN WILLIE WASHINGTON

JOHN WILLIE
WASHINGTON
  • Wall Name:JOHN W WASHINGTON
  • Date of Birth:5/20/1949
  • Date of Casualty:2/23/1969
  • Home of Record:MACON
  • County of Record:BIBB COUNTY
  • State:GA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Line:31W, 29
  • Casualty Province:HUA NGHIA

KELLY WAYNE WEITZEL

  • Wall Name:KELLY W WEITZEL
  • Date of Birth:11/9/1949
  • Date of Casualty:2/23/1969
  • Home of Record:SPRING VALLEY
  • County of Record:SAN DIEGO COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:31W, 29
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM

LESTER WILLIAM WEBER


is honored on Panel 31W, Line 29 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • To a great warrior

    Posted on 4/22/17 - by Kenny D
    You gave your ALL
    Thanks Marine!!
    Rest In Peace with the warriors
    The Almighty has you now!
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  • Medal of Honor

    Posted on 2/23/17 - by A US Marine, Vietnam
    Lester William Weber
    Date of birth: July 30, 1948
    Date of death: February 23, 1969
    Burial location: Darien, Illinois
    Place of Birth: Illinois, Aurora
    Home of record: Chicago Illinois
    Status: KIA

    AWARDS AND CITATIONS

    Medal of Honor

    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Lance Corporal Lester William Weber (MCSN: 2323793), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 23 February 1969, while serving as a machinegun squad leader with Company M, Third Battalion, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in action against the enemy. The Second Platoon of Company M was dispatched to the Bo Ban area of Hieu Duc District to assist a squad from another platoon which had become heavily engaged with a well entrenched enemy battalion. While moving through a rice paddy covered with tall grass, Lance Corporal Weber's platoon came under heavy attack from concealed hostile soldiers. He reacted by plunging into the tall grass, successfully attacking one enemy and forcing 11 others to break contact. Upon encountering a second North Vietnamese Army soldier he overwhelmed him in fierce hand-to-hand combat. Observing two other soldiers firing upon his comrades from behind a dike, Lance Corporal Weber ignored the frenzied firing of the enemy and racing across the hazardous area, dived into their position. He neutralized the position by wrestling weapons from the hands of the two soldiers and overcoming them. Although by now the target for concentrated fire from hostile riflemen, Lance Corporal Weber remained in a dangerously exposed position to shout words of encouragement to his emboldened companions. As he moved forward to attack a fifth enemy soldier, he was mortally wounded. Lance Corporal Weber's indomitable courage, aggressive fighting spirit and unwavering devotion to duty upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

    Action Date: 23-Feb-69

    Service: Marine Corps

    Rank: Lance Corporal

    Company: Company M

    Battalion: 3d Battalion

    Regiment: 7th Marines

    Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.) FMF
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  • Peace with Honor

    Posted on 5/3/16 - by Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, MN
    You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Lester.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/23/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear LCPL Lester William Weber, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 2/23/12 - by A Marine
    Semper Fi, Marine.
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