S/Sgt Charles H. Halweg 36715335

S/Sgt Charles H. Halweg 36715335 US Army KIA. He was born on November 24, 1920 in Joliet Illinois. He was the son of Herman John Halweg and Zola Otto Spangler Halweg. He graduated from Joliet Township High School in 1939. He enlisted in the US Army on December 24, 1942 at the age of 22. At the time of his enlistment he was 5 foot 11 inches tall weighed 155 pounds had brown hair and brown eyes he was employed by Farrel Mfg Co. He first served in 402nd TG flight E – 3 Harrison Mississippi, he then served at Moore Field, in school squadrons, 504th Army Air Forces Pilot School (Advanced Single Engine). In January 1944 he was transferred to the Infantry and served in Company F, 411th Infantry regiment 103rd Infantry Division at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. He was transferred to Camp Van Dorn Mississippi, Company C, 253rd Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division on April 19, 1944. He was transferred to Company L, 253rd Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division on May 17, 1944. He served with L Company until his death on February 8, 1945 near sarreguemines France, at the age of 24. His body was returned to the United States in 1949 and was interned at Elmhurst Cemetery Illinois. He was Awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, the Bronze Star Medalthe Purple Heart Medalthe Good Conduct MedalThe American Theater of operationsthe European Theater of Operations Medal ETO, the World War Two Victory Medal.


1- Info documents and photographs from Dennis Harvey and Grant Harvey

2- 63rd Infantry Division Records

3- U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963

4- the 1930 United States Federal Census

5- the 1940 United States Federal Census

6- Joliet Township High School 1939 yearbook