Loretta Weiss

May 19, 2013


Loretta Weiss

Award: Honoring Our Veterans

Year: 2013

Loretta Weiss served in the United States Army with distinction from 1942-1945 during World War II, and went back to serve in the Korean War and in Vietnam, from September 1950 until her discharge in February 1975, as a Supply Sergeant. In addition to her other duties, she performed confi dential prep clearance as well.

For her service to her country, Loretta Weiss justly earned numerous commendations, ribbons, certifi cates of appreciation and medals. Her honors include the World War II Victory Medal, the Army Occupation Medal Germany, the National Defense Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Good Conduct Medal with Silver Clasp and three Loops, the Army Commendation Medal with Second Oak Leaf Cluster, the American Campaign Ribbon Women’s Auxiliary Army, the WAACS Service Ribbon, the American Service Medal, and the New York Medal.

A resident of Flushing, Queens, Loretta Weiss is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was honored to serve as the Grand Marshal for the VFW in 2008.