Purple Heart

George A. Weeks

Albert Hasenkamp, Vernon Keegan, Wilfred Reist, George Weeks, Adrian Schmitz and Bernard Schultejans, Nemaha county boys, are all in 155th Bn of the 92nd Regiment, recently at Camp Hood, Texas, and were home on furlough last week. They will leave home on October 2nd and proceed to Fort Meade, Md. Two other Nemaha boys, Robert Pendland and John Cornell, have transferred to a paratroop company and will go to Ft. Benning, Ga., for training. They did not have a furlough at this time.

Courier Tribune (Seneca, KS) 2 Oct 1944, page 2

News of Men and Women in Uniform

George A. Weeks
Killed in Action

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E. Weeks of northeast of Axtell, received the heartbreaking news from the War Department, Monday, stating that their only son, Pvt. George A. Weeks, had been killed in action Nov. 9, somewhere in France. George was 22 years old the 8th of last August; he had been in the Army since last May, training at Camp Hood, Texas. He was home for a short furlough the latter part of September and had been overseas only a few weeks before giving his life for his country.
Previous to his entering the Army, George helped his parents farm. He was a very friendly lad and held in high esteem by all who knew him. Besides his parents, George is survived by four sisters, Mildred, Mrs. Lloyd Suggett, Beattie; Ruby, Mrs Harry Alspach, Sabetha; Clara, Mrs. Glen Biddle, Santa Ana, Calif.; and Gladys, Mrs. L. E. Fairfield, of northeast of Axtell, and other relatives who have the sincere sympathy of all in their great sorrow. Axtell Standard.

Courier Tribune (Seneca, KS) 14 Dec 1944, page 1

Pvt. Geo Weeks Killed in Action November 29

Axtell Youth Gives Life on French Battle Front

Pvt. George A. Weeks, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E. Weeks, near Axtell, was killed in action November 29, in France, according to word received by his parents from the War Department a week ago Monday.

Entering the army in May of this year, he had received his training at Camp Hood, Tex., and was home on a short furlough in September before going overseas. He had been across only a few weeks at the time of his death.

Born August 8, 1922, at Baileyville, he attended Carroll school and Seneca high school. Prior to entering the army he assisted in the operation of the family farm.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Mildred Suggett, Beattie; Mrs. Ruby Alspach, Sabetha; Mrs. Clara Biddle, Santa Anas, calif.; and Mrs. Gladys Fairfield, near Axtell.

Marshall County News (Marysville, Kansas), 21 Dec 1944, page 4

5860 European War Dead Due

New York, Aug. 17 – AP – The bodies of 5,864 American war dead, including many who fell in the bitter fighting at St. Lo, are scheduled to arrive at the Brooklyn Army base Thursday aboard the U.S. Army transport Lawrence Victory.

The dead are the largest single group to be returned since the arrival of the first war dead vessel in October, 1947, the New York Port of Embarkation said. Most of them originally interred in military cemeteries at Limey and Marigny, France.

Memorial services will be held Thursday morning at the Army base.

The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA) 18 Aug 1948, p. 13

Body of Private Weeks to be Returned to Sabetha

The Kansas City Quartermaster depot at Kansas City reports that the body of Private George A. Weeks has been returned from Europe, abroad the U.S. army transport Lawrence Victory, which was scheduled to reach New York last Thursday. The body will be brought to the American Graves distribution center at Kansas City, then as the routine of handling permits, will be escorted to Sabetha.

Private George A. Weeks was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E. Weeks of Sabetha, formerly of the Baileyville community. Private Weeks was killed in action in France on November 8, 1944.

Courier Tribune (Seneca, KS) 23 Aug 1948

Body of George A Weeks to Be Returned for Burial

The body of the late Pvt. George A. Weeks, being returned from Europe aboard the U.S. Army transport Lawrence Victory scheduled to reach New York on or about Aug 19, will be forwarded at a later date through the American Graves Registration Distribution Center in Kansas City, Mo., to Sabetha the final destination requested by next of kin.

George’s father, George E. Weeks, 225 North 14th st. Sabetha has been notified in advance of the return of the body to the United States and will receive further notice concerning forwarding to the final destination. The Popkess Funeral Home is representing the family.

Sabetha Herald (Sabetha, KS) 25 Aug 1948


Hold Memorial Service for George A. Weeks

Memorial services were held Monday afternoon, Sept. 27 at two o’clock for George A Weeks, who gave his life for his country in World War II at Laney, France on Nov. 29, 1944. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George E Weeks, who with their daughter, Gladys, live on North 4th street. The family moved here from Axtell three years ago to be near another daughter, Mrs. Harry Alspach.

Courier Tribune (Seneca KS) 30 Sep 1948, page 6