Harry Weir

S/Sgt. Harry E Weir was assigned to the 301st BG 32nd Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Tail Gunner.

S/Sgt. Harry E Weir passed away July 30, 2013 after an extended illness.


EAST LIVERPOOL - Harry Elvin Weir, 89 of East Liverpool, died on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Weirton Medical Center.

He was born in Madison Township, Ohio, on March 13, 1924, and was a son of the late John Calvin and Lois Orena (Dailey) Weir.

Living his entire life in this area, he worked as a crane operator at SH Bell Co. until his retirement in 1988. For many years, he was the greens keeper at Cedar Hills Golf Course. Mr. Weir was a 1942 graduate of East Liverpool High School, attended the Glenmoor Presbyterian Church and served during World War II in the US Army Air Corp as a tailgunner on a B-17. While serving he was wounded and received a Purple Heart. Always the farmer at heart, he enjoyed his garden.

His wife, Ruth (Hopper) Weir, whom he married on Oct. 15, 1945, survived him at home.

Also surviving him are his three sons: John Weir and his wife Candice of Charlotte, N.C., Tommy Weir and his wife Beth of East Liverpool, and Paul Weir and his wife Michele of Memphis, Tenn.; his two daughters: Marjorie Seckman and her husband Daryl of East Liverpool, and Beth Ann Wavrek and her husband David of Salt Lake City, Utah; one sister: Velma Plate of Wellsville; as well as six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother: John E. Weir.

Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Vel Vais of the church officiating.

Burial will follow in Columbiana County Memorial Park.

The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Calcutta on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, from 6-9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.

Family and friends may view this obituary, sign the guestbook or send condolences online at www.altmeyer.com

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Date Order Award Ribbon & Device Document Originator Rank Status

12/04/1944

General Order (GO)* : 4855

AM Air Medal

Air Medal (AM)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: Sgt

02/23/1945

General Order (GO)* : 900

AM/1OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: Sgt

04/24/1945

General Order (GO)* : 2711

AM/2OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: S/Sgt

* Documents are of the type/classification of "General Order" for most award documents. The listed documents are GO, General Order unless otherwise stated. For example. Special Orders.

The Issuing Authority is the Command and author of the document.


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