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May 29, 2012

Meet the Men of Bravo!–Peter Weiss

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Peter Weiss in Vietnam

Initially Peter Weiss says he wished to follow in his father’s footsteps, so in 1966 he made a visit to the Navy recruiter with enlistment in mind. At that time, the Navy had too many men trying to get in as officers and according to Peter, “At the time I was wearing glasses.” The Naval recruitment officer told Peter, “Sorry, we have so much demand we are cutting off people that wear glasses. You can’t get in, but if you go next door to the Marines, they use bayonets and you just have to have vision to get you in close.”

In his interview for the film, Peter goes on to say, “I guess I always wanted to be in the Marines.”

Peter Weiss was twenty-three years old and lived in Plainview, New York, when he enlisted in the Marine Corps where he became an officer and was assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Marines when he arrived in Vietnam in 1967.

Peter Weiss

In his tenure with Bravo Company, Peter Weiss was the platoon commander for weapons platoon and then for First Platoon. His final three months in Vietnam were spent as an intelligence officer.

Prior to his retirement in May 2012, Peter worked as a senior vice president at Toys R Us.

  1. We had several fine officers that served during our time with Bravo Company. Peter was one of the best.

    Semper Fi,


    Comment by Mac McNeely — May 29, 2012 @ 10:06 am
  2. Great Marine and as good a man as they come. Congratulations on your retirement. Enjoy and Semper Fi

    Comment by Michael E. O'Hara — May 29, 2012 @ 10:22 am
  3. I had the pleasure of working with Peter at Toys R Us in the Finance department. As a military historian, I wanted to always ask him about his experience during the Tet Offensive and Khe Sanh but never wanted to tread too deeply. I respected his privacy and was sensitive to how former soldiers coped with their experience. Than one sleepless night, I curiously stumbled onto this by Google-ing Peter W Weiss, USMC and I found this. It sometimes pays to be an insomniac.

    I have admired Peter not only for what he and so many others have done to preserve our freedom but also because he is such a kind and sincere human being. To have come from an experience such as this and to become the wonderful and generous man to his family and to his place of religion speaks volumes. And he puts me to shame in the art of building dry fit stone walls.

    A class guy who I can proudly say I am his friend. I will now purchase the DVD and watch him and all the others who proudly served with Peter.

    You were all unappreciated when returning home but rest assured, you all have my deepest honor and respect. God bless you all.

    Comment by David Chun — August 3, 2015 @ 10:05 pm
  4. Mr. Chun,

    Peter Weiss is and was a highly respected officer of Marines well loved my the men who served under and with him. Yes, a very class man. Thanks for your support.

    Comment by admin — August 4, 2015 @ 11:17 am

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