Funeral service held for former CSA

| March 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

Lt. Gen. Benjamin Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army-Pacific Command, remembers retired Gen. Frederick Weyand in a eulogy during a funeral service for the general at the Central Union Church in Honolulu, Feb. 26. (Staff Sgt. Tim Meyer | 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)HONOLULU — A funeral service for retired Gen. Frederick Weyand, 28th chief of staff of the Army, were held here, Feb. 26, at Central Union Church in Honolulu.

Inurnment was at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Feb. 27. A memorial service was held Feb. 28 at the Fort DeRussy Chapel.

Weyand died Feb. 10 of natural causes at the Kahala Nui retirement residence, here.

In 1964, he assumed command of the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii and moved with it to Vietnam 18 months later. He commanded II Field Force Vietnam in 1967 and 1968.

Weyand became Chief of Staff of the Army in 1974 and served in that position until he retired in 1976.

Eric Shinseki, U.S. secretary of Veterans Affairs, speaks with Mary Weyand, wife of the recently passed retired Gen. Frederick Weyand, during an inurnment ceremony in honor of Weyand at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Feb. 27. Shinseki, a long-time friend and colleague of Weyand, spoke to mourners during the ceremony and reflected upon the life and accomplishments of the former Army Chief of Staff. (Spc. Jesus J. Aranda | 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

Soldiers of Companies C and D, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, stand in formation during the inurnment ceremony in honor of retired Gen. Frederick Weyand at Honolulu’s National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Feb. 27. (Staff Sgt. Tim Meyer | 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

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