Lieut. John Weaver
Branch of Service: Air Force
Conflict: Vietnam War (1961-1973)
Years of Service: ?-1988
My uncle, John Weaver, had a career with the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed in Japan as a communications officer during the Vietnam War on one of his first assignments. Some of his other assignments included teaching at the Air Force Academy, working for three, 4-star generals, traveling worldwide with Members of Congress on Congressional delegation flights while employed in the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, as Legislative Liaison. While on these flights he got to meet world leaders: in the Middle East (e.g., Jordan: King Hussein), Europe (e.g., Margaret Thatcher), and Central America (e.g., Panama: Manuel Noriega), to name a few. He even worked in the Pentagon! After many years of service, he retired in October 1988 as a Lieutenant Colonel. I’ve always admired and respected my uncle and I wanted to share his story. May he be an inspiration to others looking to make a career in the military.
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