Weinberger, Caspar Willard "Cap", CPT

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
General Staff
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1942-1945, 1542, 41st Infantry Division
Service Years
1941 - 1945

General Staff

Captain



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1917
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Weinberger, Caspar Willard "Cap", CPT.
 
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Home Town
San Francisco, California
Last Address
Bangor, Maine

Date of Passing
Mar 28, 2006
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 30, Grave 835-1

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Infantry Shoulder Cord Honorably Discharged WW II


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Last Known Activity
Caspar Weinberger was born on August 18, 1917, in San Francisco, California. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945 and later became a lawyer. In 1952, he became a member of the California state legislature. He served in three presidential administrations -- for President Nixon, President Ford and President Reagan. He became the U.S. secretary of defense during Reagan’s presidency. He died in 2006.

US statesman, born on August 18, 1917 in San Francisco, California, USA. After military service (1941–5) he worked as a lawyer, before entering politics as a member of the California state legislature in 1952.

Weinberger was state finance director of California during Ronald Reagan's governorship (1968–9). He served in the Nixon and Ford administrations, then became secretary of defense after Reagan's election victory in 1980. Briefed to supervise a major military build-up, he developed such high-profile projects as the Strategic Defense Initiative. A ‘hawk’ on East–West issues, he opposed detente, resigned his office in 1987, and returned to private life. He was awarded an honorary knighthood in 1988 for his services to Britain, notably during the Falklands War (1982).
   
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   1942-1945, 1542, 41st Infantry Division

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Unit
41st Infantry Division Unit Page
Rank
Captain
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Location
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Country/State
Pacific
 
 
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 41st Infantry Division Details

41st Infantry Division
Type
Command Element
Existing/Disbanded
Deactivated
Parent Unit
Infantry Divisions
Strength
Division
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Aug 1, 2018
   
   
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16 Members Also There at Same Time
41st Infantry Division

Milks, Robert Charles, 2LT, (1940-1945) IN 745 [Other Service Rank]
Fuller, Horace Hayes, MG, (1909-1946) USA 00GC Major General
Haney, Harold, BG, (1911-1953) USA 00GD Brigadier General
Rilea, Thomas Edward, BG, (1931-1947) USA 00GD Brigadier General
Zundel, Edwin Albert, BG, (1915-1952) FA 1193 Brigadier General
Vengen, Michael A., Sgt, (1943-1946) OD 505 Sergeant
Holtgrave, Erwin, T/5, (1942-1945) OD 903 Technician Fifth Grade
DeWitt, Arthur, PFC, (1943-1945) IN 521 Private First Class
Kohl, Henry J., PFC, (1943-1946) IN 746 Private First Class
Thurman, Roma, PFC, (1944-1945) IN 745 Private First Class
Gemelli, Angelo Joseph, Pvt, (1942-1944) IN 745 Private
Horn, Gilbert, Pvt, (1940-1945) SC 759 Private
Murray, John, BG, (1917-1947) IN Colonel
Doe, Jens Anderson, MG, (1914-1949) Major General
Doe, Jens Anderson, MG, (1914-1949) Brigadier General
James, Clifton, Sgt, (1942-1945) Sergeant
Robson, Ralph Gordon, CPT, (1941-1945) Captain

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