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COL Harry Wolfgang Weest, II

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COL Harry Wolfgang Weest, II

  • Birth 2 Nov 1894 Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 24 Jan 1968 Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Section 7, Site #1430
  • Memorial ID 41344490


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.


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HARRY
WOLFGANG
WEEST
PENNSYLVANIA
COLONEL
US ARMY
WORLD WAR I & II
NOVEMBER 2 1894
JANUARY 24 1968
BSM

Gravesite Details Recipient of the Bronze Star Medal --- Section 7, Row 1, Position 7

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  • Created by: Karl Stelly
  • Added: 30 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41344490
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for COL Harry Wolfgang Weest, II (2 Nov 1894–24 Jan 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41344490, citing Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Karl Stelly (contributor 47103588) .