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Naval officer

George Lester Weyler, American naval officer. Decorated campaign badges, Mexican, World War I and World World War II (with citation), Legion of Merit with gold star (United States), Orden El Sol del Peru, Knight Commander, Navy Cross.


Weyler, George Lester was born on May 14, 1886 in Emporia, Kansas, United States. Son of John William and Laura Amelia (Schmidt) Weyler.


Student Emporia (Kansas) College, 1904-1905. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1910. Bachelor of Laws, George Washington Law School, Washington, District of Columbia, 1922.

Graduated from Nava War College, 1938.


Colonel Harold Jones Mitchener, United States.M.C. Retired), Laura Therese Christian. Commanded ensign, United States Navy, 1912, advancing through the grades to rear admiral, 1942. Retired with rank of vice admiral, 1946.

Sea duty, chiefly in Pacific area, includes service on all types of naval ships except submarines and carriers, totals 22 years. Shore duty includes service in Navy yards, Navy Department, Naval Academy, Naval War College, Naval Operating Base (Guantanamo, Cuba), and as naval attache, Peru and Ecuador.


Married Laura Gertrude Pearks, March 22, 1917. Children: Mary Elizabeth (wife of Lieutenant.

John William Weyler

Laura Amelia (Schmidt) Weyler

Laura Gertrude Pearks

Mary Elizabeth (wife of Lt Weyler