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Col Carl Augusta Weaver, Sr
Birth: Aug. 27, 1908
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 14, 1997
Port Charlotte
Charlotte County
Florida, USA

Colonel, US Army Infantry, Retired.

Colonel Weaver started his Army career as a junior Infantry Officer commanding Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) units followed by assignments to several Infantry organizations.

He was a Veteran of WWII, serving with the XV Corps in France. Before the end of the war, he was personally awarded the French Croix De Guerre Medal by General Phillipe Leclerc, commander of the French 2nd Armored Brigade which led the liberation of Paris and to which then Lieutenant Colonel Weaver was attached as an intelligence officer. His wartime service with the 2nd Armored Brigade permitted Colonel Weaver to wear the French unit's badge on his US Army uniform, an honor of which he was very proud.

He was also the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal for World War II service. Following WW II, he was an intelligence officer with both 7th Corps and 7th Army in occupied Germany.

After his overseas tours of duty, he was assigned to the 3rd US Infantry "Old Guard" where he was a Battalion Commander, Regimental Executive Officer and finally for a short time, the Regimental Commander. While the Regimental Commander, one of his duties was to command the President's Tri-Service (Army, Navy, Air Force) Honor Guard for several of President Truman's ceremonies and for General Douglas McArthur's retirement ceremony held on the grounds of the Washington Monument.

Carl's duties after he left the 3rd Infantry included a year in the Korean Conflict for which he was awarded a 2nd Bronze Star Medal, followed by duty with the 6th US Army, the XX Corps Headquarters and the US Continental Army Command from which he retired.

Carl's first job out of high school was working for Ford Recycling as a nail puller in a salvage line for $5 a day. He was then promoted to assistant packer (he counted items) and for a short time, to assistant loading supervisor on the docks. He was finally promoted to timekeeper where he stayed until he left for college.

Carl attended Lehigh University in the class of 1932 as an Industrial Engineering student. He was a member of Theta Xi Fraternity. During college, while working during summer vacations, he was a Merchant Seaman. Once he served on a lumber schooner (one of 17) which left Halifax, Nova Scotia for New York. Only seven ships made it to New York safely. Carl's ship and nine others sank in a storm off the south eastern end of Long Island. The wreck could be seen from shore and Carl took his sister, Evelyn, to see it. The date of the sinking is unknown, but it occurred about 1929 or 1930.

Carl also served as a Merchant Marine on the Oiler C.D. Malibar (formerly the John D. Rockefeller), Mallory Lines, subsidiary of U.S. Lines. While on this assignment, he made several trips to South America including Brazil.

While in college, he worked a short time for Bell Laboratories assisting in the design of the telephone, hand-held, single unit speaker and mouthpiece.

Carl was an accomplished artist, first working in pen and ink drawing greeting cards while in college. While in the Army, he established a dark room and became an award winning black and white photographer winning many contests and associated accolades. After retirement, he mastered the skill of oil painting and became well known enough to have several of his paintings in galleries and public venues in the Punta Gorda, Florida area.

Colonel Weaver's funeral was held at the Fort Myer Protestant Chapel near the South Entrance to Arlington National Cemetery. Full military honors were rendered by the US Army 3rd Infantry Regiment "Old Guard", his former unit. The ceremony was overseen by the Regimental Commander at the time. His grave stone is against the wall between the cemetery and Fort Myer with the Chapel in sight. For Colonel Weaver, his time spent with the 3rd US Infantry was his quintessential Army assignment and the one he most fondly treasured.

Family links: 
  William Edwin George Weaver (1879 - 1961)
  Anna Evelyn Bartsch Weaver (1878 - 1947)
  Ruth Virginia Schovner Weaver (1912 - 1992)
  Evelyn Rose Weaver Chapman (1903 - 1973)*
  Carl Augusta Weaver (1908 - 1997)
*Calculated relationship
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec 15E, Site 80A
Created by: Carl Weaver
Record added: Nov 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44715932
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