#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Glenn B. Weber



Veteran of the Day graphic for Glenn B Weber

Veteran of the Day graphic created by Emma Catlett for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Glenn B. Weber. Glenn served during World War II from 1942 to 1945.

Drafted into the Army on November 21, 1942. Glenn took a defense training course and became a machinist before going to Allison Engineering and then to Camp Atterbury in Indianapolis. After training, he was sent to Madison, Wisconsin, where he learned Morse code in radio school. After radio school, he was sent overseas aboard the Queen Mary. During the war, he used Morse code to locate enemy bomber groups and alert American fighter groups. He worked for eight to nine hours every day breaking codes. Glenn then started a company with his father, and then went to Columbus Business College. He later went on to marry his wife, who he kept in touch with throughout the war, and raised a family.

Thank you for your service, Glenn!


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Veterans History Project

This #VeteranOfTheDay profile was created with interviews submitted to the Veterans History Project. The project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war Veterans so that future generations may hear directly from Veterans and better understand the realities of war. Find out more at http://www.loc.gov/vets/.


Contributors:

Graphic designer: Emma Catlett

Fact checker: Tavia Wager

Editor: Ashley Levi

Author

Christine Perera

Christine Perera is a sophomore studying Professional Writing/Rhetoric and Philosophy at Baylor University. She is originally from Boerne, Texas and is currently a writing and social media intern at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.