William Gaulbert Weaver Edit Profile
Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1912. Graduate Infantry School, 1920, Command and staff schedul, 1923.
1 son, William Gaulbert, Junior Commissioned Second lieutenant infantry, June 1912 and advanced through the grades to major general, January 25, 1945. Commanded 8th Machine Gun Btn., 3d division, World War I. Became professor military science and tactics, University of Wisconsin, July 1937.
Assigned to Infantry Replacement Center, Camp Roberts, California, commanding 16th Infantry Training Group and 17th Infantry Training Regiment April-December 1941, then transferred to Fort Sam Houston, Texas to command 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division to July 1942. Assigned to 3d Detachment, 2d Army troops, Camp Gordon, Georgia, overseas September 1942. Chief of staff and field deputy commander Supply Services, European Theater of Operations to July 1944.
Assistant division commander 90th Infantry Division, July-November 1944. Commander 8th Infantry Division, November 1944-February 25, 1945. Retired from active service as major general, February 1946.
Decorations: (World War I) Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart (United States). Croix-de-Guerre with silver star (France). (World World War II) Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Legion of Merit (2), Bronze Star (2), Purple Heart (2), Commendation Ribbon (United States).
Distinguished Service Order (England). Chevalier Legion of Honor, Croix-de-Guerre with palm (2) (France).
Member Army and Navy Legion of Valor United States of America, American Legion, 2d, 3d, 8th and 90th Infantry Division Assns.
Married Dorothy Meyers, January 11, 1930.