Weinberger, Caspar Willard "Cap", CPT

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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
 
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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

 Official Badges 

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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 Unit Assignments
41st Infantry Division
  1942-1945, 1542, 41st Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Colleges Attended 
Harvard UniversityHarvard University
  1934-1938, Harvard University
  1938-1941, Harvard University
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