Senator Hoeven will present medals to the families of two World War II Veterans, Arthur Grosz and George Weber. Arthur volunteered for the Army in 1942, when he was 19 years old. His company was first shipped to the Pacific, but was later deployed with the 568 Quartermaster Railhead Company, which was a supply group. Arthur passed away in February of 2016, and the senator will present the medals to his son, Terry.
George Weber enlisted in the Army in 1941 and served with the 4806th Service Unit at Camp J.T. Robinson in Arkansas. He took part in the second invasion of Guadalcanal in the South Pacific, and after six months of hard combat in and around Guadalcanal, Allied forces managed to halt the Japanese advance and dissuade them from contesting control of the island. Private First Class George Weber was honorably discharged in 1945, and passed away in 1976. His daughter, Carol, will receive the medals in his honor.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 31
11:30 a.m. CT
WHERE: Ward County Administration Building
Veterans Room 105
225 3rd Street S.E.