Obituary for Alexander M. Weyand

On May 21, 2011 Lieutenant General Alexander Mulqueen Weyand , US Army (Ret.) passed into eternal life at the age of 82 years.

He was born November 11, 1928 at Philadelphia, PA, the son of the late Alexander Mathias and Marie Mulqueen Weyand. His father was a career Army officer (USMA ’16) and General Weyand grew up on Army posts throughout the U.S.

General Weyand graduated from the United States Military Academy with the class of 1951. His 34 years of service included combat commands in the Korean and Vietnam wars and commands in the U.S., Europe, the Pacific and Asia. General Weyand finished his military career as Commander of the US Army, Japan/IX Corps. Among his decorations are the Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star and the Purple Heart.

In 1953, he married Jeanne C. Pierce who served beside him as a loving and supportive Army wife until her death in 1987. They had two children, Alexander Michael Weyand of Alameda, CA and Julie K. Watson of Richmond, VA both of whom survive him along with their spouses.

On his retirement, he became Superintendent of Valley Forge Military Academy and College at Wayne, PA where he served until 1989 when he married Carol S. Cousland, an Army widow. He moved to her farm in Clarke County, VA where the couple made a happy home for their collective children and it was the site of many happy family occasions.

Surviving him is Carol, his beloved wife of 22 years, his devoted children; Kim, Michael, Scott, Julie and Beth, nine grandchildren, one great-grand daughter and his sister, Mary Quinn. His family feels blessed to have known and loved him. Preceding him in death were two sisters; Kathleen Squillace and Alex Berry.

General Weyand was a faithful member of St. Bridget Church in Berryville, VA.   The family will receive visitors at Enders & Shirley Funeral Home in Berryville, VA on Friday, May 27th from 6-8 pm. Services and burial will be held at a later date, TBA at Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jackson, FL 32256.

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