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.
 
Contact Info
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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WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
From Month/Year
December / 1941
To Month/Year
September / 1945

Description
The plan of the Pacific subseries was determined by the geography, strategy, and the military organization of a theater largely oceanic. Two independent, coordinate commands, one in the Southwest Pacific under General of the Army Douglas MacArthur and the other in the Central, South, and North Pacific (Pacific Ocean Areas) under Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, were created early in the war. Except in the South and Southwest Pacific, each conducted its own operations with its own ground, air, and naval forces in widely separated areas. These operations required at first only a relatively small number of troops whose efforts often yielded strategic gains which cannot be measured by the size of the forces involved. Indeed, the nature of the objectivesùsmall islands, coral atolls, and jungle-bound harbors and airstrips, made the employment of large ground forces impossible and highlighted the importance of air and naval operations. Thus, until 1945, the war in the Pacific progressed by a double series of amphibious operations each of which fitted into a strategic pattern developed in Washington.

21 Named Campaigns were recognized in the Asiatic Pacific Theater with Battle Streamers and Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medals.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
January / 1942
To Month/Year
September / 1945
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

272nd Military Police Company

502nd Military Police Battalion

54th Military Police Company

118th Military Police Company

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  1678 Also There at This Battle:
  • Aaron, William Roy, T/Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Agron, Alfredo Ravelo, T/Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Aguirre, Carlos, SFC
  • Aiken, James Nickolas, S/Sgt, (1940-1946)
  • Ajak, Paul, T/5, (1943-1946)
  • Alexander, Franklyn Eugene, PFC, (1940-1945)
  • Allen, James, Cpl, (1942-1945)
  • Allen, Rade, Cpl, (1942-1945)
  • Alviar, Castor, 1LT
  • Anderson, Benjamin, MSG, (1942-1961)
  • Anderson, Leroy Clark, Sgt, (1941-1944)
  • Anderson, Morris, SGT, (1941-1945)
  • Andrews, Robert Wilson, PFC, (1941-1943)
  • Arendovski, Aloysius, PFC, (1943-1946)
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