Theodor E. Weissich
Saturday, February 17, 1945 pg. 1
“Eureka Officer: Killed In Action”
A telegram from the War Department yesterday revealed that First Lieutenant Theo Weissich, Jr., had been killed in action in Germany on January 27.
Lieutenant Weissich was the son of Fire Chief and Mrs. Theo Weissich, 2215 Chester street, Eureka. His father, Theo, read a letter from him at the Lions club meeting Thursday, in which he told of hard fighting against the Germans but said he had gone back to a rest camp in France, and after a few days would return to the front.
His brother, Daniel Weissich, now in training with the U.S. Army, is home on furlough and was with his father at the Lions club when the letter was read.
Lieutenant Weissich was commissioned in April, 1943, after completing his officer’s training in the Infantry Combat school at Ft. Benning, Georgia. He was serving in an infantry unit with General George S Patton’s Third Army at the time of his death.
The young officer was a graduate of the Eureka schools. Surviving are his parents and his brother Daniel.