Weisner, Gregory Charles, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1967 - 1968

Private First Class



One Overseas Service Bar


 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Columbus
Last Address
Columbus

Casualty Date
Feb 08, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Kontum (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
38E 041

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1968, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page

 Photo Album   (More...


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
4th Infantry Division1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment
  1967-1968, 11B10, 4th Infantry Division
  1967-1968, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Start of Tour   8/20/1967
Vietnam Memorial :  Panel 38E / Line 41
   
Comments/Citation

Gregory attended local elementary school and graduated from high school while living with his sister in New Jersey.
While in Columbus he played guitar with several bands, including the Teen Beats and later in a band with John Arrington, who also was killed in Vietnam.
He returned to Columbus to work at Arvin Industries and enrolled at Embry Riddle Aeronautical Institute at Daytona Beach, Fla.
He was drafted March 16, 1967, and went to Vietnam in August 1967 where he contracted malaria.
He was killed Feb. 8, 1968, by hostile gunfire as he walked the point for Company C, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division.
His squad wrote his mother saying that they owed their lives to him, because he spotted an ambush and warned the rest of the squad. The writer of that letter, Dan Phelan, would later make his home in Columbus.
 
   
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