The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, SP4 Terrance Lee Weant, who died in the service of his country on March 7th, 1969 in Kontum Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Terrance was 21 years of age. He was from Cortland, Ohio. Terrance is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 30W, Line 70.
The decorations earned by SP4 Terrance Lee Weant include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star with V, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.
(His BSV Citation)
General Orders Number 1597, Award of The Bronze Star for Heroism, 4th Division, 9 May 1969
For heroism in connection with military operations against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Specialist Weant distinguished himself while serving as a RTO with B, 2/35th Infantry. On 7 March 1969, B Company was conducting a combat sweep operation in Kontum Province. As the company moved up a hill, they were engaged by an unknown size enemy force using small arms and rocket fire. Specialist Weant was critically wounded in the initial burst of fire. Disregarding the gravity of his wound, Specialist Weant continued to operate his radio, staying with the platoon leader during the ensuing battle. Without regard for his own safety, Specialist Weant maneuvered with the element, calling artillery and mortar fire with the direction of the platoon leader. Only after he fellow soldiers had been moved to cover did Specialist Weant later succumb to his wound. His personal bravery, determination, and exemplary devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.