Lieutenant Paul A. Westover

World War II

US Army
405th Infantry Regiment
Service Number: O1314987
Born: 1920
Joined the Colorado National Guard in 1939.
Active duty: September 16, 1940
Killed in action November 22, 1944 in Germany.
Buried: Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colorado
    Section 17, Lot 5, Block 38

Son of William Lee and Eva Esabella Walker Westover. Husband of Theodora Skaliotis Westover.

The VFW Post in Morrison, Colorado is named in honor of Lt. Westover.


Fairmount Cemetery Marker
Lt Paul Westover 1920-1944


April 6, 1949 Denver Post, page 2.

Lt. Westover Memorial Services Set

The Morrison, Colo., Veterans of Foreign Wars post will honor Lieut. Paul A. Westover, the man for whom their unit was named, in memorial services Friday.

Lieutenant Westover was killed in Germany Nov. 22, 1944. The Morrison V.F.W. post, organized after World War II, was named the Paul A. Westover post No. 9695 in his memory.

Lieutenant Westover was born in Bennett, Colo., Sept. 14, 1920. He attended grade school at Bennett until his parents moved to Lindon, Colo., where he was graduated from high school.

He joined the national guard at Brush, Colo., in 1939 and entered the army in 1940, leaving the United States for European duty Sept. 5, 1944.

Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Howard mortuary East Colfax avenue and High street, followed by military honors by the V.F.W. at the Fairmount cemetery.

Lieutenant Westover is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William L. Westover, and a brother, William G. Westover, all of Morrison.


Notes:

Paul Westover photograph is from the Service Record Book of Men and Woman of Akron, Colorado and Community, published by the Alva N. Graves Post of the American Legion.

Fairmount marker photograph and Denver Post obit donated by Terry Lasky.


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