Re: Pvt. Donald C. Weaver
I found this info on the 508th Website:
"Pvt Weaver was killed in action on September 30, 1944.His awards include the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster.
"In 2001, Henk Bredewolt, who lives near Nijmegen,obtained this (M1C) helmet from a farmer who was living near Devils Hill. ( Hill 75.9).Henk often uses his spare time to show his military collection to local school children and to help educate them on what happened there in September of 1944.
"Pvt Weaver's helmet with liner inserted is displayed on a wooden post.
despite its age and perhaps having been buried for years.It's former owner's name is clearly etched inside the visor (lower left of the picture)
of the etched name.
"NOTE:Weaver's inscription used just the initial 'C' rather than 'DC'.That may mean that he went by his middle name.Whatever the case, he is the only Weaver listed in the 82nd to have been KIA in Holland.In fact, Donald C. Weaver is documentedas having been killed on Hill 75.9 where this helmet was found. While it is possible that the helmet belonged to a non-parachutist, it seems unlikely."
Weaver was with A Company.