I’d like to dedicate this site to my my father, George F. Westerman, a 2nd Lieutenant in the 40th. He guided these men, through combat training and war, through doubt and fear and brought them back home to their loved one ones.
He stayed on in the Army after the 40th was inactivated to pursue a military career in Law.
He also served in the Korean war and the Vietnam War.
Unfortunately, he passed away on June 12, 1985.
He was buried with Full Honors in Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia. We moved to Brussels, Belgium so that my mother could be with her family.
After my mother passed away, I began searching through old boxes containing my father’s life works and memories. Many of these boxes had not been opened since we left the United States, and their contents had been long forgotten. I came across a series of documents that gave me insight into what the 40th battalion achieved in World War Two.
I continued my research at the National Archives in Maryland, and with a great deal of information at hand, designed this website to be as informative and interesting as possible.
If you have any details pertaining to the 40th Light Signal Construction battalion, please contact me.