From a contemporary press report:
KILLEEN, Texas — Harold Edward Weiler, 69, of Killeen died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, in Temple, Texas. He is survived locally by a son, Drew Laughlin of Hilton Head Island.
He was born February 9, 1934, in Medford, Wisconsin, the son of the late Nicholas and Elsa Weiler.
He was married in Rockville, Maryland, in 1962.
He retired from the Army as a Colonel in 1979. In his military career, Colonel Weiler was awarded the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, the Bronze Star with two oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation with three oak leaf clusters, the National Defense Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with three bronze service stars, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with palm, and the Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Honor Medal, first class.
He was the past city manager of Harker Heights, Texas, and the retired city manager of Bridgeport, West Virginia.
He was a lifetime member of VFW No. 3892 in Harker Heights and a past member of the Kiwanis Club of Harker Heights. He also was a member of the United Methodist Church in Harker Heights.
He also is survived by his wife, Dorie Weiler; another son, Richard Weiler of Kansas City, Missouri; a daughter, Debbie Brunt of Carlisle, Pennsylvania; three brothers, Eugene and Chuck Weiler, both of Anchorage, Alaska, and Ted Weiler of Fairbanks, Alaska; two sisters, Gladys Denney of California and Ginger of Friday Island, Washington; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. David Leach officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. March 4 at Arlington National Cemetery.
WEILER, HAROLD E
COL US ARMY
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 10/01/1940 – 10/01/1979
- DATE OF BIRTH: 02/09/1934
- DATE OF DEATH: 01/27/2004
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/04/2004
- BURIED AT: SECTION 68 SITE 614
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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