Drew W. Weaver
Weaver, Lance Corporal Drew W., USMC of St. Charles, Missouri, died Thursday, February 21, 2008 at the age of 20, while conducting military operations in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq. He was stationed with Company C, 3rd LAR BN, RCT-5. Loving son of Brian (Judy Lee) Weaver and Diane (Michael L.) Spaulding. Devoted brother of Petty Officer Jeff Weaver and Tyler Spaulding. Cherished grandson of Wesley & Marilyn Weaver, Berdell and the late William Eilers. He was a loving nephew, cousin, friend, and Marine. Drew was a 2005 graduate of St. Charles West High School and was a member of St. Cletus Catholic Church.Services: The Family is being served by The BAUE Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO where visitation will be held Thursday, February 28, 2008 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 29, 2008 at St. Cletus Catholic Church, 2705 Zumbehl Rd., St. Charles, MO. Interment will be at St. Charles Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the LCpl Drew Weaver Fund c/o Baue Funeral Home, 3950 West Clay, St. Charles, Missouri 63301. To view additional service details and to share your condolences and memories visit www.baue.com.

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Published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Feb. 26, 2008.
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As a SCW Grad from 2008, it is impossible to forget who you were before you graduated and after. As another grad who served, and now at Al Asad as well, it is still impossible to forget the impact you have had on everyones lives - here and at home.

"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem." - RR
SCW 2008
August 18, 2019
Not forgotten.
Joe Smith
January 5, 2019
Marie Kemper
May 4, 2017
Marie Kemper
May 4, 2017
April 16, 2017
Happy Easter in Heaven Drew
Love you , Kemper Family
Marie Kemper
April 15, 2017
Marie Kemper
April 3, 2017
Marie Kemper
February 22, 2017
Marie Kemper
February 21, 2017
Angels we have heard on high a new born king was born on Christmas Day
Marie Kemper
December 22, 2016
Hi Drew I had come across an article from an ex Marine who is now a Kurdish Soldier. He contacted me to let your mom know, He has taken your last name Weaver to continue the fight. I know your watching over him. another sign from you that your not far. Love you❤ Drew
Marie Kemper
December 15, 2016
Merry Christmas Drew. May your presence be strong to visit your mom and dad. Love and miss you Marie❤
Marie Kemper
December 4, 2016
Veterans Day Nov 11 2016
Today we honor you for your courage. I honor you for the man you are. I miss you and love you for you are never out of my thoughts. I know I'll see you again ❤
Marie Kemper
November 11, 2016
Today is the Marines 241 Birthday! All the angels are in Heaven celebrating with you. Love you Drew
Marie Kemper
November 11, 2016
We Celebrate the 4th for all of the brave and courageous men and women who served our country. A day we all honor Drew.
On the 5th its your birthday. May all the angels with Our Lord sing to you for us. Happy Birthday Drew ❤ Kemper Family
July 2, 2016
Another 4th of July is at hand and it will be a holiday to celebrate our independence from tyranny here and abroad.

Your life, your sacrifice matters. When the Heavens open up and the rain falls on our faces, may we all remember that our time on Earth is precious...like the rain that mixes with our tears and heals our hearts.

We will see you someday. Say hi to my brother Andy who passed from this world at 19 with dreams of becoming a cowboy. Hugs in Heaven.
Candy Sundsmo
June 29, 2016
FB friends. I am at Twin Rivers Landing on the Black River in Lesterville, Mo. We just found a silver bracelet in the river that says "Never forgotten, Drew Weaver, KIA, Iraq, 2008, USMC". I want this precious momento to get to the rightful owner. Please SHARE, SHARE, SHARE! I'm keeping it with me until it can be sent. You can't see the wording in a pic.
Jennifer Churchill-Allen
June 28, 2016
Drew, although it's been 6 yrs the pain of losing you has been unbearable. We honor you, cherish you,miss you and love you!! Your parents are so warm and loving. I am so grateful to have met them and feel they will always be a part of our family. You are in my prayers and heart forever. Thank you for the greatest gift of knowing and loving you!!
Happy Birthday
Kemper Family

and we are blessed to have known you.
Marie Kemper
July 5, 2014
Drew, I see your beautiful photo and my heart aches for those you left behind. My son is home and yet part of him remains overseas, closed off and distant from us.

I can write you and tell you how much you are loved and appreciated...I miss telling my son these things. The war rages on in my Marine. I believe in my heart that you are at peace.

I'm honored to say THANK YOU to you and your family. All gave some, some gave all. God Bless the USMC.
January 22, 2014
Dear Drew,

We are all so grateful to your sacrifice, that day was one of the worst days all of us had seen. As your anniversary is getting close it is really hard to describe how I'm feeling, I will never forget you or your sacrifice. YOU ARE A HERO rest in peace my friend.
Karen D
January 17, 2014
Thinking about you everyday man, we all miss you an love you. Thanks for being there for me and watching over us... Kody
Kody Large
October 31, 2013
It was a slow day at work today. I found a bunch of pictures from that deployment and of 1st platoon. It reminded me of how you were a great friend. You are missed by all of us. Semper Fi LCPL Weaver

Cpl Knight, 3rd LAR B CO
Steven Knight
September 22, 2013
My fondest memory from the Marine corps involved you and a bag of M&M's from my MRE.. I miss you brother. Not a day goes by that you're not on my mind. None of us will ever forget your courage and your sacrifice. Great men will die, but they will live on for as long as we tell their stories. I will never stop telling your story..
May 27, 2013
I miss you Drew so very much. Thanks for being my son...so very proud of you! Keep watching over us...Mom
May 27, 2013
Tashia Kline
May 26, 2013
May God Bless And watchover your family. Thanks Brother
Greg Plane
April 14, 2013
To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Drew W. Weaver:
It has truly been my honor to sign Drew's guest book these past few years. Unfortunately, due to complications from my Multiple Sclerosis, this may be the last message I'm able to write. Please forgive me and know that Drew will always be remembered in my home.
With love and respect ~ Peggy
Peggy Childers
February 23, 2013
February 21, 2012
To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Drew W. Weaver:
Always remembering Drew. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
February 23, 2012
Thank you Drew for your service and sacrifice. You are a hero.
Charlotte Cummings
February 21, 2012
Thank you Cpl Harris for honoring Drew and for your kind words. He was a wonderful young man and I am proud to be his mom. We live each day to honor his memory and his sacrifice. Thank you for your service to our country!

Diane Spaulding
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January 9, 2012
I will never forget Drew for being a great Marine. He was one of my mentors and became a good friend of mine during that deployment of 2007-2008. I thank him and you for being strong and helping us who still fight to protect one another against those who oppose us and I educate my Marines about his story and how important it is to fight hard even if it's the last breath they may ever take to spare another. May he forever rest in peace. We will always fight hard in his honor.

-Cpl. Harris, 3rd Lar
Anthony Harris
January 8, 2012
Thanks Vic for your entry and for your service. We miss Drew terribly but are very, very proud of him and all the men with him that day...that day that changed our lives forever. We love you Drew...mom
September 8, 2011
I was in the wadee that fateful day in the firefight as well with Charlie Company USMC. He will be missed but Drew we got them.
September 7, 2011
Please accept my sincere appreciation of your son's sacrifice for our freedom. I am proud to say that I walked this Saturday at the Lake of the OZARKS Walk/Run For The Fallen in remembrance of your son.
Becky Panchot
August 22, 2011
To Drew's parents,
My name is Lea Walker. I never knew Drew, but I knew of him. When I was in 8th Grade at Hardin Middle School in St. Charles, I wrote a poem about Drew that was sent from my history teacher, Tina Queen, to Diane. I wanted to let you know that even now, as I end my Junior year at St. Charles High School, I still think of Drew and what he did for his country. Drew will never be forgotten. God Bless You All.
Lea Walker
May 17, 2011
Drew, I know you're listening to all of us mourn your passing but I also know it is from a place of PEACE. How easy it is for us to live our lives and forget what you gave us...your sacrifice was the ultimate. So know that I will NEVER forget your sacrifice or your family's sacrifice. Whenever I see a memorial or hear the Star Spangled Banner, you will be there in my heart, living on. God Bless Your Family as he now holds you in his arms. Semper Fi My Friend. Deployed Marine's Mom
Candy P
February 24, 2011
To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Drew W. Weaver:
Please accept my remembrance of Drew on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
Peggy Childers
February 21, 2011
To Peggy and Brian Lopez~ Thank you for trying to contact Drew's family about the dog tag you found. I don't know how to contact you, but want to let you know that it would mean a lot to us if you would keep the dog tag you found with Drew's picture on it and keep him alive in your hearts. Drew touched a lot of people in his short life and is still touching people's lives today. So, please keep it and never forget his sacrifice and the sacrifice of so many others before and after him. Thank you and God bless...Diane, Drew's mom
January 19, 2011
My husband found a dog tag with the name "Drew W. Weaver" on it with a picture on the back. Did someone lose this and do you wish to get it back still. We a re npot sure who or how to contact a possible owner of these dogtags and are trying this just to see if we can get the tags home again.

God Bless, and we are so sorry for your loss.
Peggy and Brian Lopez
January 18, 2011
Dear Weaver Family,
I ordered a POW/KIA bracelet about a month and a half ago that has Drew's name engraved on it. After looking up his name and reading about your loss I felt the need to let you know that even though I had no connection with Drew I feel honored to wear this bracelet with his name on it. Everyday I am reminded of his sacrifice and dedication to our country, for that I am truly grateful. May God Bless Y'all.
Briana Hopple
June 14, 2010
To Drew's Family,
We received Drew's name at our church on Memorial Day. We have been praying for him and for you. We share your loss and can only imagine your heartbreak. Drew's handsome picture is hanging in our kitchen to remind us of his most sacred sacrifice. We thank Drew for his incredible service and love for our country. May God bless the Weaver Family always.
Tarullo Family
June 5, 2010
Brother I just wanted to say Thank you and that you are forever missed.
Semper FI
May 31, 2010
My deepest sympathies go out to the family of LCPL Drew Weaver. I am writing because a co-worker of mine found a dog tag with his picture on it and would love to return it. If you know of anyone missing a dog tag with a picture of him in sunglasses and writing on the back, please contact me. This was found at the Whirlpool Distribution Center in Perris CA.
Gabby Fishel
April 24, 2010

I love and miss you...i wish there was more that i could say but i look in your face everyday and i know that your looking back at me...and its enough to know that til I'm done with my days that you'll be by my side, and then we will be together in a forever resting place, sanctioned by god, and looked up to those who love us...until that day, I'll think about you and live the way that you'd want me to...even though it might be a little crazy at times we wouldn't have it any other way, i love you and i'll see you soon

Brett (B-dog)
February 22, 2010
To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Drew W. Weaver:
Remembering Drew on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers
February 21, 2010
RIP Drew, today we remember you as a great son, brother, friend and Marine. You are missed everyday and are never forgotten.
February 21, 2010
We are deeply sorry for your loss. This was a very caring, patriotic man who loved his country and did what he could to protect it. His loss is tragic, but his sacrifice will be remembered.
Kody Raines
November 11, 2009
Follow The Rainbow To Heaven.

A Soldier had die out on the

Broken hearts are weeping For

But take comfort of knowing
that God had sent Them a
rainbow from heaven;

The Souls of the Soldiers
have gone to there home
in heaven,

Our Loved One's has follow
God's lovely rainbow in the

All the way to the end of the

That leads all the way to the
other end of the Lord's
house in heaven,

So just keep on praying and
trust that God will send us
that same rainbow in the sky;

Where Our Loved One's are
waiting For You and For Me at
the end of the rainbow in


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Charles H. Miranda
August 18, 2009
We are eternally proud and grateful to you, Drew.
May 26, 2009
to drew, you were an amazing marine. you were one of the optomiastic people i had ever meet in my life. you will NEVER be forgotten. it was a pleasure serving with you.
phil bartels
April 21, 2009
May God give comfort to the family of LCpl Drew Weaver. He will NEVER be forgotten.
Barbara Patterson
April 1, 2009
Thinking and praying for you on the 1st anniversary of your passing into eternal glory. May God hold you in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends", John 15:13.
Michael Iezzi
February 23, 2009
May Lord comfort every loving heart for such a loss.
The one who gave his life for freedom is truly a hero. Drew, memories about you will live for centuries.
God Bless All Marines serving their country.
February 22, 2009
February 21, 2009
LCpl Weaver, god bless you for serving our country. Rest in peace.
Natalie Busby
February 21, 2009
God bless you, Drew. My deepest sympathy for your family for such a devastating loss.
Steve Banks
February 21, 2009
To the Weaver Family,

Although I've never had the distinction of serving with your son, his loss is felt with me and all Marines. I cannot fully understand the unimaginable pain you must be going through so I will not sully this solemn ocassion with words I know nothing about. Your son will not be forgotten for his memories are with all of those who puts on the uniform. Please take care of yourselves and thank you for raising such a wonderful person.

Semper Fidelis,
Sgt John Bun, USMC
John Bun
February 21, 2009
Well Drew it's been a year and I still miss you more than ever. I wish I would have been able to make that last good bye in 29 Palms 2 years ago a lot better.

Semper Fi brother.

Will the family of Drew please contact me via e-mail, I have a request to ask of you.
Chris Emert
February 21, 2009
To the family of Lance Cpl. Drew W. Weaver:
Drew gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers
February 21, 2009
Praying for you and your family. Thank you Drew for your sacrafice.
God Bless.
Heidi Garcia
February 18, 2009
I offer my deepest condolences for your loss
T Starman
January 16, 2009
I did not know Drew but my heart aches for his family and loved ones. I am a new Marine mom and this is some of the hardest moments I have faced along my journey. My Marine and I are from Mo. as well and as a member of the Arbor Day Foundation, this year I get two trees planted in honor of two people. I would like to honor Drew with one of my trees. I am respectfully requesting that someone in his family contact me so I can get a mailing address to send a card.
My thoughts and prayers are forever with guys.

Semper Fi,
VPMM of Nick
2nd Bn. Echo. Co. Plt. 2107

Lead, Follow, or get out of my way!
Diana Hebb
December 9, 2008
December 7, 2008
We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families at this time. This is a Nonprofit Organization to honor are Soldiers!
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Kenna Larra
December 3, 2008
November 22, 2008
My son turned 18 in September and graduated Marine boot camp in San Diego on Oct. 31st. When I saw the face of Lance Cpl. Drew W. Weaver, it was though his eyes seemed to talk. I could see the pride on his face that he was a member of America's Finest. I know that being a Marine is far more than a job, it is destiny. Lance Cpl. Drew W. Weaver is in my prayers, and his memory and service will not be forgotten.
Alice Baratone
November 4, 2008
October 25, 2008
October 25, 2008
October 25, 2008
October 25, 2008
October 25, 2008
Lcpl Weaver,
As a Marine brother, you gave the ultimate sacrifice. My wife, Justine "GUS" Hofmeister lost a good friend and I lost a brother and the Corps lost true warrior. Although a loss was suffered, you will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace and Semper Fidelis.
Sgt Christopher Perry
October 24, 2008
September 30, 2008
Although I did not know Lance Cpl. Drew W. Weaver, I Hold him and his family in my heart and prayers. Remember when times get tough, that he is looking down from heaven and smiling at you, and protecting you.
Thank You for serving our country to keep us safe, You are Truely a HERO. May He Rest in Peace with the Lord, and Your hearts heal in time.
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" John 15:13

Semper Fi
Proud New Wife of a Marine in Iraq. Please keep him and all the other Soldiers in your Prayers.
Kim Smith (Rocklin, CA)
September 27, 2008
I'm at a loss for words. I have a new Marine and Drew looks so much like him. My heart aches for you. It's so hard when I think of the joy and pride we all experience as they become Marines and to end up here,breaks my heart. I pray for you and yours and I know there are no words to change things,but Drew was and remains a hero in the hearts of all of us. Let us never forget and continue to pray for all of the heroes that stand in our place for peace. God be with you always.
Teri Willis
September 26, 2008
Hey cuz,
My friend that I work with found this website and here I am. I miss you so much. I was hanging out with your friends at my house the other night and I couldn't help but think that this isn't fair because you should have been there with us. I would give anything to have you back. I finally moved out and I was excited for the summer because you would have been back and I wanted you to come over and party and hang out. Gosh I just wish you could have made it back. Its just not fair and its so hard to deal with the fact that you're really gone. Just by reading all of these posts Its awesome to see how much everyone loved you so much. I am so proud of you. I think back to the day and my heart breaks. I hope that when you left us it was painless and I know that God was with you. I love you and I miss and think about you every single day. Please watch over us. I've been reading a book about people that have passed and they send you little signs from heaven. I need a sign from you cuz I need to know that you are ok. Love you so much!
September 12, 2008
Lcpl. Drew W. Weaver:
The solemn pride that must be yours in having made such awesome sarcifice upon the alter of freedom.
To the Weaver Family,
Simple words will never lighten the burden you are carrying.
But tomorrow,next week or the years to follow, Drew will be prayed over and remembered with utmost gratitude. May Our Lord give you comfort and peace of mind.
AJ Ramirez USMC (Ret.)
AJ Ramirez
September 8, 2008
To Drew's family,
Know that your son will never be forgotten. The highest calling is to lay down your life for a friend. With Drew, his countrymen and countrywomen were all his friends and he paid for that with his life.

Our son is a new Marine. He feels very strongly that he "belongs" in those places far away where freedom is threatened and wants to be deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. Please take comfort in knowing that there are young men and women ready, willing and very capable of stepping up and carrying on where your son left off.
Jackie Lamb
July 27, 2008
Hey Drew~

Well, it's been 5 months since God called you home. Everyday is still so painful living without you.

We had your 21st birthday party at the lake, as usual. So many of your friends were there...you would have been so proud. Jeff and Tyler blew out the candles on your cake, and we let balloons go, and had plenty of Coronas. You would have been right there in the middle of all the craziness. I know you were there in spirit.

I miss you and love you so much. I guess I just wanted to say Happy Birthday, again, and let everyone know we are okay...just sad without you.

I want to thank all your friends (especially your marine brothers) for their support in our time of sorrow. They are suffering, too, without you. They are a part of our family now and always will be. You truly had some good friends. Thank you.

Thank you to everyone who has left condolences for us. It's comforting to know he was loved by so many, and appreciated by so many that didn't even know him.

I love you, Drew, with all my heart.

Diane Spaulding
July 25, 2008
To the family of Drew, my heart and prayers go out to you. My son is also in the Anbar province and I know there are no words that can ease your pain of loss. Just know you are not alone and that he is a hero and his service to our country is truly appreciated and respected. With my deepest sympathy, God bless you.
Sheryl Mofffett
July 11, 2008
thank you and may we do you right!
Glenn Logan
July 10, 2008
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Lance Cpl Weaver and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
July 9, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Lance Cpl Weaver!
July 9, 2008
This is not fair Drew, and to this day I ask why you? I think about you every single day, I found a picture of you from middle school and have put it into an angel frame because I know you are an angel now and looking over all of the people that love you. You are my hero now and forever for just being you! I love you so much Drew and there is not one person that knows you or knows of you that will ever forget you.. Ill see you again someday, wait for me!
Jessica Handlang
June 25, 2008
June 7, 2008
Drew I miss you so much not a day goes by that I'm not thinking about that boyish smile you always had. I would give anything to step out of my room onto the balcony and see you accross the way one more time.
Chris Emert
June 5, 2008
June 5, 2008
I just wanted to express my sympathy to the Weaver family for their loss of a brave and beautiful young Marine. I am a nurse at the hospital where Cpl Weaver was brought after he was shot and his death still impacts those of us who were there that day.He will never be forgotten.
Major Sandy DuFrenne
May 25, 2008
Devil Dawg:

Hours prior to Your deployment, I enetertained a few of Your fellow Marines at a L. A. County honky tonk. I never even got their names but I did get pics. I always cringe thinking that I might find their pics on the KIA site. While looking, I found Yours.

As a former 29 Palms Marine, as well as the original LAV Infantry Platoon Commander (CoA1stLAVB-we were the first ever in the Corps), it took me a while to leave this.

But then, it is never easy for me regarding the loss of any.

May Your Soul Rest - In - Peace.
Maj M. B. Parlor
May 21, 2008
Drew had the courage, and a profound commitment to serve his country. For his sacrifice, we, as a nation, are eternally grateful.
Nothing can ever bring him back, but his spirit will remain always, in his fellow Marines and the true patriots of this great nation of ours.
God bless the Weaver family, and may you find some comfort knowing that Drew is a true hero!
He will never be forgotten, and you are in my prayers.
Brenda Bedford
May 9, 2008
Your sacrafice is greatly appreciated. Words cannot express our gratitude and you will never be forgotten. Not for one single day.

-members of the New York City Fire Department
May 7, 2008
Drew, my close friend Lcpl. Joseph Eklund served with you in C Co 3rd LAR. Joseph, as your family will mourn your loss for the rest of his life. We all are grateful and humbled by your selfless sacrifice.
May the Weaver Family be embraced by our Lord's loving heart.
AJ Ramirez
May 4, 2008
FREEDOM is not free; never was, never will be. All of us who served gave some but Drew gave the full measure.
May 1, 2008
Our sincerest condolences to Drews family for your loss. We have two sons who are serving in the Marines...we never know the future do we. We pray that the Lord may surround you with His comfort.
Michael & Deborah Maples
April 23, 2008
April 21, 2008
April 21, 2008
April 21, 2008
April 21, 2008
April 21, 2008
My sincere deepest condolences to your family. I have 3 sons two are marines that served their time in Iraq. God let them come home but I feel your loss, and every other parents loss like it was my own. I am so so sorry. Peace be with you. Your son will always be in my prayers.
Barbara Bobrick
April 21, 2008