As World War II was raging, Lieutenant Barton Weisman enrolled in the ROTC program at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and earned his commission in February 1946. He joined the New York National Guard and served as the Communications Chief at the National Guard Armory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Second Lieutenant Weisman was deployed to Korea on June 1, 1951 and he served with a medical unit attached to Company K, 47th Infantry Regiment. His unit saw extensive combat during his tour. Weisman was promoted to 1st Lieutenant and retuned home to start a company that provided long term health care services to seniors.
For his service, 1st Lieutenant Weisman was awarded the Occupation Medal Japan, Korean Service Medal, UN Service Ribbon, and the Combat Medical Badge. Weisman resides in Boca Raton, Florida with his wife Shirley of 61 years. His nursing and rehab company, now run by his son Andrew, serves both pediatric and geriatric patients in Florida and New Jersey. His grandson, Alexander, joined the family business as well, marking the third generation.
His legacy Statement: “I am proud to protect our Country. God bless the USA!”