Courtney Edward Weissmueller
Lieuenant Colonel, United States Air Force
Courtney Edward Weissmueller as born on November 15, 1932 and joined the Armed Forces while in Orlando, Florida.
He served in the United States, 306 FS, and attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Courtney Edward Weissmueller is listed as Missing in Action.
There is a In Memory of stone in his name in
Arlington National Cemetery.
"He is [presumed] dead, but his body was never found," Weissmueller said.
"Being missing, you always have the hope. But service folks are sort of trained to know we have to continue and do our best. It's been a long time."
Courtney Weissmueller grew up in Orlando and
attended the St. James School
The pilot, promoted to lieutenant colonel after
the government issued a
The two older boys were old enough to remember
their father, and eventually
"You always hope," she said. "But at some point
in time, you have to prepare
Weissmueller said her faith and the knowledge
that her husband died doing something he loved helped her get through the
loss and the many years of
"These military people believe in what they're
doing," she said. "That's what he chose to do, and he thought it was a
very important job."