Florida Fallen Stories

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William Weech, Jr.

Wardroom Steward, African American. Born May 24, 1897. Enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard at Tampa on February 2, 1917. Next of kin: Mrs. Freddie Weech (mother), 58 Lopez Lane, Key West. American Legion Post No. 168 in Key West is named for him. (USCG Service Card)



William Weech, Jr. was on board the USCGC Tampa. To read about the Tampa, please click here.