Bruce Edward Weaver was born in 1924 to William Elbert Weaver and Della Elizabeth Gentry. He was the brother of Lou Ellen Weaver, Pearl J. Weaver, Adrian L. Weaver, George M. Weaver, Evelyn M. Weaver, Clifford C. Weaver, and Eugene E. Weaver. He served on the U.S.S. Birmingham.
Memorialized at Manila American Cemetery in Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, November 25, 1945
Seaman First Class Bruce Edward Weaver, son of Mr. and rs. W.E. Weaver of Powell Station was killed a year ago yesterday in the battle of Leyte Gulf, his family said today. His death was kept secret for almost a year because of the serious illness of his father. He had been in the Navy a year and was 20 years old. He was graduated from Powell High School. He served aboard the USS Birmingham. Two other sons int he family are still in service. Seaman First Class Clifford C. Weaver, who served int he Pacific, is not stationed in San Diego and Pfc. George Weaver is still in Germany awaiting transportation home. He served with the Third Army.

  • Rank: Seaman First Class
  • Date of death: 24 October 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Birmingham
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Bottom Panel
  • Sponsored by: Sam and Loretta Conner

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