Henry Norman Weegeland
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
a contemporary press report:
Henry N. Weggeland, 79, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who also engaged in a career as a marketing director for large corporations, died of cancer November 25, 1999 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Colonel Weggeland, who lived in Springfield, served 24 years in the Army beginning in 1942. He became a pilot with the Third Army in Europe during World War II, when part of his duties included flying General George S. Patton Jr.
He also volunteered for a mission to rescue a downed pilot behind enemy lines and was wounded in hand to hand combat.
Colonel Weggeland, a native of Salt Lake City and an economics graduate of the University of Utah, served as a military adviser in Taiwan in the early 1950s and in Vietnam in 1963 and '64. His other assignments included a teaching position at the Command General Staff College and a staff position with the Army Aviation Operations at the Pentagon.
His military honors included the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Purple Heart and the Air Medal.
After his retirement from active military duty in 1966, he joined the Los Angeles offices of Litton Industries as a marketing director. He had a similar job with Singer Co., in Northern New Jersey, before relocating to the Washington area in 1975 to rejoin Litton as a marketing director. He retired in 1987.
He was a member of Sigma Chi social fraternity.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanne W. Weggeland of Springfield; two children, Stephen N. Weggeland of Springfield and Susan W. Hicks of Cincinnati; and five grandchildren.
A son, Alan D. Weggeland, died in 1990.
On Thursday, November 25, 1999, loving husband
of Jeanne W. Weggeland; loving father of Stephen N. Weggeland, Susan W.
Hicks (Guy) and the late Alan D. Weggeland; grandfather of Gregory, Bryan,
Kimball, Taylor and Courtney; uncle of Sandra Powell. Funeral services
will be held at Ft. Myer Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, December 7, at 11
a.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. Contributions may be made to
American Cancer Society.
Posted: 4 December 1999 Updated: 11 June 2003 Updated: 31 August 2005