Ronald Gene De Weese

Company A 1/22 Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 11/14/69




MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11B10


Ronald De Weese was killed in action when engaged with hostile forces at grid reference BR820059,
approximately 1 kilometer west/southwest of Van Canh airfield.


PFC Ronald G. De Weese's decorations


Ronald is also eligible to receive the
Vietnam War Medallion from the State of Missouri





Birth: Sep. 17, 1948
Texas County
Missouri, USA
Death: Nov. 14, 1969, Vietnam

THE LICKING NEWS, Licking, Missouri, Thursday, Dec. 4, 1969


Ronald Gene DeWeese was born Sept. 17, 1948 in Licking, Missouri, the son of Lloyd and Deane DeWeese.
He passed from this life to be with his Lord on Nov. 14, 1969 at a place of combat in Vietnam at the age of 21 years, 1 month and 28 days.

Ronald grew up in the Licking community and graduated from Licking High School with the class of 1966. After high school,
he attended Southwest Baptist College at Bolivar, Missouri where he majored in Christianity & Bible.

From his childhood Ronald attended faithfully with his family at the First Baptist Church in Licking, and accepted Jesus Christ
as his personal Savior at the age of 9. The Lord had some very special plans for Ronald, on Oct. 24, 1965 he surrendered to
God's call that he should be a preacher of the Gospel. From that time until his induction into the Army, his life and ministry
touched the lives of many people young and old throughout Texas County Baptist Association, as he preached in many
of the area churches. He continued to pursue his calling even in the Army and at the time of his tragic death was serving
as the Field Chaplain's Assistant. He was licensed to preach the Gospel on July 6, 1966, by the First Baptist Church of Licking.

Ronald enjoyed life. He lived the outdoors with it's fishing and boating opportunities. He was inducted into the Army on
Mar. 24, 1969, receiving his basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, not far from home. He was then stationed at Ft. Ord, California,
where he received his Advanced Infantry Training as rifleman, graduating July 31, 1969. After a brief stay at home, he was then
sent to Vietnam.

Ronald is survived by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd DeWeese of Licking; one brother, David of St. Louis; four sisters,
Velma Davis of Kansas City, Eula, Dorothy and Beth Ann of Licking; grandparents Mrs. Sophia DeWeese of Licking,
and Mr. & Mrs. Milt Fox of Galena; and a host of other friends and relatives.
Ronald was loved by all who knew him.

Funeral services were held at the Licking Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 25, 1969. Interment was in the
Boone Creek Cemetery with military honors under the direction of Smith-Ferguson Funeral Home.

Boone Creek Cemetery
Texas County
Missouri, USA

Grave monument of Ronald Gene DeWeese

Photo by Linda from the Find A Grave website




Ronald Gene DeWeese

Photo by Linda from the Find A Grave website




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Record added: Jul 01, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14786173







Top photo of Ronald courtesy of Jim Flint












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