News: Loyal Am. Legion Honors Lawrence "Hap" Weyer ( May 2018)


Surnames: Weyer

Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, WI) 02 May 2018

Loyal American Legion is honoring Lawrence “Hap” Weyer this week.

Hap was born in 1944 and grew up in Loyal. He graduated from Loyal High School in 1962. In 1962, Hap signed up for the Army Reserve. On New Year’s Eve, 1962, Hap, Billy Lindner, Dick Lindner, and Dave Bushman all got on a train in Merrillan, Wisconsin. They went from there to Chicago, took another train to St. Louis and got onto a bus from St. Louis to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Hap had basic training and then worked with the combat engineers. He was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood for about six months. After the six months he came home and stayed in the Army Reserves for three years. They built bridges in the area and Minnesota on the weekends he did his trainings. In 1967, Hap married his wife, Joann. They have been married 50 years. Hap has three sons, two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Hap has been an active member of the American Legion for nine years.

The Loyal American Legion and Auxiliary are always looking for new members to help our local veterans and our Loyal community. To be eligible to join the Legion you must have served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard at these times:

April 6, 1917-Nov. 11, 1918; Dec. 7, 1941-Dec. 31, 1946; June 25, 1950-Jan. 31, 1955; Dec. 22, 1961-May 7, 1975; Aug. 24, 1982-July 31, 1984; Dec. 20, 1989-Jan. 31, 1990; Aug. 2, 1990-Cessation of hostilities as determined by the U.S. Government.

To be an Auxiliary member your husband, father, grandfather, son, or brother that has or is still serving the above dates would qualify you as a member.



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