Weaver, Dale L

Dale Larry Weaver was born on October 18, 1949 to Daniel and Dorothy Weaver of  Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Dale had three brothers.

Dale lived most of his life in Honey Brook, Chester County. 

Dale graduated from Scott High School in Coatesville. Five days after graduation, on June 22, 1967, he enlisted in the Marines. 

Dale completed basic training at  Parris Island, SC. Dale was a machine gunner on a helicopter. 

Lance Corporal Dale Larry Weaver was killed by hostile gunfire on July 17, 1968, in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam. Dale died just two days after being released from the hospital after recovering from a one-month bout of Malaria.

Dale was due to come home in December, 1968 and planned to marry Kathleen Campbell of Glen Moore. 

Dale is buried at Fairview Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Glemoore, Chester County.

Dale (often called Larry by friends) was remember by a friend: 

Larry, you are my best friend and you and I are still brothers, born in the same mud and blood of Vietnam. You were a good Marine and a hell of a machine gunner! I know that you kept me alive many times when I was up and running. I regret to this day that they split us up before that OP into the Dong Ha Mountains on 07/17/68. You stayed with 3d Platoon and I was made senior corpsman. I am sorry that I wasn't there for you that day, Larry. Can't tell you how many times I have wondered if I had been there, would you be alive today?! We always promised each other that we would be there for each other. I hope that we will meet again. Semper Fi, Brother!”

Dale's brother, D. Barry also served during the war and was wounded in Vietnam.