David Frank Weber
Private First Class
3RD PLT, B CO, 1ST BN, 1ST MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF
United States Marine Corps
Cold Spring, Minnesota
November 16, 1946 to January 15, 1966
DAVID F WEBER is on the Wall at Panel 4E, Line 74

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David F Weber
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19 Aug 2004

David graduated one year ahead of me
from St.Boniface HS, Cold Spring, MN.

I know his sister and brother still miss him today.
I want him to be remembered for his sacrifice.

Bill Johnson
US Army 1965-68
wljincal@yahoo.com


 
12 Feb 2006

It has been 40 years since I was asked to escort Dave's body home from San Francisco. Dave and I were classmates through grade school and high school. He entered the Marines, while I entered the Navy. We kept in close contact with letters, always talking about going home on leave together. It was nearly a week after Dave died when I called home and talked to my girl friend. She wanted to know if I had heard Dave was killed in Vietnam. I had not so it was a shock to me as I had just received a letter from him earlier that week. The following morning was a Friday, and I was called to the personnel office. I was told that Dave's parents had contacted the military and requested that I escort his body home. I was 19 years old at the time.

The next thing I knew I was on my way to California where I would meet with Dave's remains and return to Minnesota. We left California with warm temperatures. On arrival in Minnesota it was below zero. I had to wait two hours for the funeral home director to arrive and make the long journey home. When he did arrive, he advised that the family had made the trip also. I had the choice of riding in the hearse with the body or with the family. I chose the family. Dave's mother hung onto me all the way home. I think of Dave all the time and miss him greatly.

From a friend,
Don Chirhart
3968 So. 184th Ave., Omaha, Nebraska 68130
hammanone@cox.net

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