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COL Harry Wolfgang Weest, II
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Birth: Nov. 2, 1894
Altoona
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 1968
Carlisle
Cumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA


Harry Wolfgang Weest (II) served as a Colonel in the United States Army.

He was a son of Harry Wolfgang Weest and Francisca "Fannie" Maude (Rutter) Weest.

One of the units he served with was the 103rd Medical Battalion, United States Army.

He served in both World War I & World War II.

He first enlisted in the U.S. Army on January 7, 1918 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and served until his discharge on December 18, 1918.

He entered active service with the U.S. Army on March 5, 1941 at Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania.

He received his discharge from the Army on December 2, 1945 at Ft. Dix, New Jersey.

He was originally from Altoona, Pennsylvania.

His last place of residence was in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

He was the grandson of Wolfgang Weest (Find A Grave Memorial #21270746) and Anna Mary Hoeffler Weest (Find A Grave Memorial #21270718) of Altoona, Pennsylvania. Wolfgang and Anna were immigrants from Bavaria and Baden, Germany, respectively. Early in life, Harry's father worked for his dad, Wolfgang, in the family hotel and butcher business on 6th Street in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Their residence is now called "Blair House."

He was a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal.

NOTE: Many thanks to Find A Grave member Beaurega (Paul Beauregard, Greensburg, Pennsylvania) for providing the biographical information for Harry Wolfgang Weest. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Harry Wolfgang Weest (1867 - 1949)
  Fannie Maude Rutter Weest (1868 - 1937)
 
 Spouse:
  Dorothea Henrietta Lingenfelter Weest (1902 - 1969)
 
 Sibling:
  Viola Mary Weest Hite (1892 - 1939)*
  Harry Wolfgang Weest (1894 - 1968)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

HARRY
WOLFGANG
WEEST
PENNSYLVANIA
COLONEL
US ARMY
WORLD WAR I & II
NOVEMBER 2 1894
JANUARY 24 1968
BSM
 
Note: Recipient of the Bronze Star Medal --- Section 7, Row 1, Position 7
 
Burial:
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 7, Site #1430
 
Created by: Karl Stelly
Record added: Aug 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41344490
COL Harry Wolfgang Weest, II
Added by: Karl Stelly
 
COL Harry Wolfgang Weest, II
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Colonel, United States Army
- Karl Stelly
 Added: Sep. 1, 2012
Flag of the State of Pennsylvania
- Karl Stelly
 Added: Aug. 31, 2012
Recipient of the Bronze Star Medal
- Karl Stelly
 Added: Aug. 30, 2012
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