George A. Weeks
Pvt George A. Weeks, 99th Infantry Division, B Co., 393rd Infantry Regiment
George Anthony Weeks, born Oct. 7, 1918, in Weeks Mills, the son of Edward T. and Sadie (Kenney) Weeks.
George graduated from the Weeks Mills one-room school and then from Erskine Academy in 1937, right after graduation George worked a couple of summers for M.P. Roberts on a tar crew for the state of Maine and winters in the woods. After his work for M.P. Roberts he started working for Kennebec Pulp and Paper in the sulfite division. George eventually worked up to acid maker in the Jensen System and married Roberta Gray of Fairfield in 1941.
George was inducted into the Army during World War II and after he finished basic training in Alabama, he was shipped to Europe where George was assigned to the 99th Infantry Division.
For his actions George received three battle stars in three major engagements: the Bulge, Rhineland, and Central Germany. He was wounded on the Remagen bridgehead and received the Purple Heart he also was awarded a Combat Infantryman’s Badge and Good Conduct Ribbon.
(Oct. 7, 1918 – Oct. 7, 2011)
(The image above shows George his IKE jacket)
(The patch that George wore on his battle uniform)