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LCpl Lester William Weber
Birth: Jul. 30, 1948
Aurora
Kane County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 23, 1969
Tam Kỳ
Quang Nam, Vietnam

Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Weber served as a Lance Corporal, United States Marine Corps, Company M, 3d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was awarded his medal posthumously for service at Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam, on February 23, 1969. His citation reads-For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a machinegun squad leader with Company M, in action against the enemy. The 2d 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 L/Cpl. Weber's platoon came under heavy attack from concealed hostile soldiers. He reacted by plunging into the tall grass, successfully attacking 1 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 2 other soldiers firing upon his comrades from behind a dike, L/Cpl. 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 2 soldiers and overcoming them. Although by now the target for concentrated fire from hostile riflemen, L/Cpl. 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. L/Cpl. 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. (bio by: K) 
 
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Clarendon Hills Cemetery
Darien
DuPage County
Illinois, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 41.76393, -87.97743
 
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Record added: Sep 11, 2003
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LCpl Lester William Weber
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