United States Army
Charles H. Weyer, son of Henry Weyer, was born in Burlington, Iowa on 24 October 1923.
While in high school, Charles worked as a lifeguard at the Kiwanis Swimming Pool and as doorman at the Zephyr Theater. Charles went on to graduate from Burlington High Class in 1941.
He married the former Arlene Krekel on 25 July 1942.
Prior to entering the service on 13 June 1944, Charles worked for the McBee Corporation in St. Louis, Missouri designing keypunch systems. He left for the Pacific Theater of Operations in December 1944 after completing his training. In a War Department telegram, Arlene was informed that Charles was listed as Missing-In-Action on 11 February 1945, when his LST was torpedoed off of the Philippines.
In addition to his wife and parents, Charles was survived by his brother LaVerne.
Private Charles H. Weyer, United States Army, is listed on the Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, The Philippines.
Among his awards and decorations is the Purple Heart.
Source of information:
1. Des Moines County Iowa Veterans Buried with Markers, compiled by the Des Moines County Genealogical Society, 1984.
2. The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, 15 March 1945, page 2.
3. National World War II Memorial veteran’s registry (http://www.wwiimemorial.com).
4. Letter from LaVerne Weyer dated 23 April 2005. LaVerne is Charles’ brother.