|Birth: ||Mar. 25, 1945|
|Death: ||May 18, 1968|
Tam Kỳ, Vietnam
The Philadelphia Inquirer - 30 May 1968
Marine Officer Killed by Sniper in S. Vietnam
A Marine officer who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy less than a year ago was killed by rifle fire on May 18 while on patrol near Quang Nam in South Vietnam.
He was Second Lt. Thomas J. Weiss, 23, Edgehill dr. near Winton, Havertown. He was attached to M Company 3rd Battalion, 27th Marines, 5th Marine Division. He was wounded in action in Vietnam only last April 8 and was awarded the Purple Heart.
Lieutenant Weiss was graduated from Waldron Academy in 1958. He was a member of the rowing and swimming teams at St. Joseph's College High School, from where he was graduated in 1962. He also rowed for the Vesper Boat Club and was a member of the Llanarch Country Club swimming team. He was a freshman rower at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied one year on a Navy Reserve Officers Corps scholarship, and a rower at the Naval Academy where he matriculated in 1964.
Surviving are his father, Dr. William A. Weiss, a physican; his mother, the former Agnes Elizebeth Wertzsberger; three brothers, Capt. James W. (USA), Donald J. and Robert D. a West Point plebe; his paternal grandfather, Anthony N. Weiss, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Agnes T. Wertzsberger.
Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery
Created by: Pennsylvania Lady
Record added: Feb 16, 2011
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