Herbert (Adolph) Weigand - U.S Marine Corps and U.S Army Air Corps WWII
"Dedicated to Herbert, Unknown Hero No More"
For several years, the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum kept a wooden trunk in storage. The trunk belonged to a Marine/Army soldier from WWII. Nobody knew who this soldier was. He was affectionately called “The Ghost” by Museum volunteers. The trunk had been donated by an acquaintance of Herbert A. Weigand, after his passing. According to this acquaintance: "Herbert's body had to be retrieved from his apartment after a few days, and the Sheriff asked me if I could do something with the contents of the trunk, being that I was ex-military." Herbert had no other relatives or friends to claim his belongings. His military journey was unknown to all— until two volunteers at the Museum opened his trunk to unveil his life. Finally, his war experience and service to our country and the world, can be honored and remembered. This is what we discovered:
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