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August Weinel '36

Date of birth: October 6, 1914

Date of death: September 28, 1943

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1936 Lucky Bag:

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August Fredrick Weikel

Columbia, Illinois

"Gus"

Whatever he sets his will to is done, for Gus is above all strong in decision and capable in carrying out a plan. He has only to decide what move to make and a keen and ingenious mind not only makes the decision but never fails to see it completed. To soften the firmness of his natural executive ability, Gus displays on occasion that over-smile that indicates the presence of a certain feminine hand in the morning mail. The extent of his appreciation is broad—from the business statistics of the New York Times to the daily comic strip of the Chester Bumwad. For one month only in his second class year Gus marched to Ordnance with the second section. Gus sighs at the sight of an oar and he has persevered at crew for four years.

Soccer 2; Crew 4, 3, 2, 1. N.A.; Business Manager Lucky Bag; Class Crest Committee; Five Stripes


He graduated first in the Class of 1936.

1936 Weinel LB.jpg

August Fredrick Weikel

Columbia, Illinois

"Gus"

Whatever he sets his will to is done, for Gus is above all strong in decision and capable in carrying out a plan. He has only to decide what move to make and a keen and ingenious mind not only makes the decision but never fails to see it completed. To soften the firmness of his natural executive ability, Gus displays on occasion that over-smile that indicates the presence of a certain feminine hand in the morning mail. The extent of his appreciation is broad—from the business statistics of the New York Times to the daily comic strip of the Chester Bumwad. For one month only in his second class year Gus marched to Ordnance with the second section. Gus sighs at the sight of an oar and he has persevered at crew for four years.

Soccer 2; Crew 4, 3, 2, 1. N.A.; Business Manager Lucky Bag; Class Crest Committee; Five Stripes


He graduated first in the Class of 1936.

Loss

August was lost when USS Cisco (SS 290) was sunk, likely on September 28, 1943 by Japanese ships and aircraft. He was the boat's executive officer.

His wife was listed as next of kin.

Silver Star

From Hall of Valor:

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Commander August Frederick Weinel (NSN: 0-77206), United States Navy, for gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy as Diving Officer of the U.S.S. POLLACK (SS-180) during FOUR highly successful War Patrols of that Submarine in enemy controlled waters during World War II. On one occasion, while acting as Officer-of-the-Deck during a night surface attack his calm and courageous assistance to the Commanding Officer was directly responsible for the complete destruction of a valuable enemy ship. His conduct throughout these patrols was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

General Orders: Commander in Chief Pacific: Serial 32
Action Date: World War II
Service: Navy
Rank: Commander
Company: Diving Officer
Division: U.S.S. Pollack (SS-180)


Class of 1936

August is one of 39 members of the Class of 1936 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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