Group to Lt Gen Walter L. Weible, US Army
Group of 13 to Lieutenant General Walter L. Weible: Army Distinguished Service Medal, with one oak leaf cluster, unnamed, reribboned on a slot brooch; Legion of Merit, slot brooch, machine-engraved “W.L.W.”; Bronze Star, slot brooch, unnamed; Army Commendation Medal, crimp-over-slot brooch, machine-engraved “Walter L. Weible” (the last letter of the surname has been over-engraved); World War I Victory Medal, no bar; American Defense Service Medal, slot brooch; American Campaign Medal, slot brooch; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, with 1 star; World War II Victory Medal; Army Occupation Medal; National Defense Service Medal (ribbon and pendant show age and wear); Philippines Philippine Liberation Medal (US-made); Connecticut World War I Service Medal (ribbon worn and frayed). With copied research.
General Weible enlisted in the Coast Artillery in 1917 and was commissioned in 1919. He spent the 1920s and 1930s in various Coast Artillery units. In 1939, he was assigned to the Operations and Training Division of the War Department General Staff. He received the Legion of Merit in 1942 for developing plans to train a mobilized Army. He was Director of Military Training, Army Ground Forces, from 1942 through 1945, receiving a Distinguished Service Medal for that period. In 1945, he went to the Sixth Army in the Philippines to oversee the logistics for the impending invasion of Japan. In the late 1940s, he held various commands, including the Japan Logistical Command. In 1952, he was assigned to NATO Headquarters, in Paris, where he was NATO’s chief of logistics. In 1953, he was promoted to lieutenant general and became the Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Administration. In 1956, he became the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel and retired in 1957. After retirement, he became the executive vice president of the Association of the United States Army. General Weible died in February 1980 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.