Michael Weeks was newly married and left behind his bride after only a few months of marriage. Date of birth: 22 September 1947 Date tour began: 5 November 1968 Date of casualty: 22 January 1969 Home of record: Lake Oswego, Oregon Branch and Rank: Army Selective Service, Private First Class, Light Weapons Infantry Unit: 9th Infantry Division, 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry, D Company Awards: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge Location of name on the Vietnam Wall: 34W, 62
Location of service: South Vietnam, Dinh Duong province Died through hostile action .. small arms fire
Schools Attended: Red Bluffs High School, Oregon State University Burial location: Riverview Cemetery, Portland, Oregon Memorials: Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Washington, DC), Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Portland)
The Oregonian, Sunday, May 12, 1968 WEEKS-BOWEN The marriage of two former Oregon State University students, Catherine Louise Bowen and Michael Douglas Weeks, was celebrated Friday evening at Lake Grove United Presbyterian Church. The newlyweds’ parents are Mr. and Mrs. Walter Shelburn Bowen and Edwin H. Weeks. The bridegroom is a Kappa Delta Rho.
The Oregonian, Wednesday, January 29, 1969 Wounds Kill Oswego GI Pfc. Michael D. Weeks, Lake Oswego, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, of injuries received in Vietnam as a result of hostile action. He had entered the Army June 4, 1968, and had been in Vietnam since Nov. 2, 1968. He was a member of Company C, 4th Infantry Battalion, 9th Infantry Division, operating in the Delta area of South Vietnam. Pfc. Weeks was born Sept. 22, 1947, in Chico, Calif. He was a graduate of Red Bluffs, Calif. High School, and had completed three years at Oregon State University before entering the Army. Survivors include his wife, Catherine, Lake Oswego; his parents, Mr. Edwin Weeks, Coos Bay; and Mrs. Joy Moore, of Red Bluff, Calif.; one brother, John and a sister, Marci, of Red Bluffs. Funeral will be at the Chapel of McGinnis & Wilhelm Friday at 11 a.m. with interment in Riverview Cemetery. The family suggests that remembrances be contributions to the patient Welfare Fund at the Portland Veteran’s Administration Hospital.