(SACRAMENTO) – On June 29th, Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D – San José) presented Gunnery Sergeant William “Denny” Weisgerber with a Resolution, honoring him as the 2016 Veteran of the Year for the 25th Assembly District.
Denny Weisgerber served on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps from February 1949 to May 1953. While serving in the Korean War as an assistant Platoon Sergeant, Weisgerber was severely wounded. Despite being in need of medical treatment, he went above and beyond the call of duty by courageously moving forward to aid a wounded comrade under a barrage of enemy fire. His wounds later resulted in the loss of his leg, and he was honorably discharged in 1953. Supported in every endeavor by his wife, Marianne, Weisgerber continued his public service back home by serving on the Milpitas City Council for twelve years including three terms as the Mayor of Milpitas and on various boards and commissions in the South Bay.