Retired Army chief of staff active in Hawaii affairs, Fred Weyand, dies at 93
Retired Army Gen. Frederick C. Weyand died last night at the Kahala Nui retirement residence.
Family members said Weyand passed away peacefully at 10:50 p.m.
He was 93.
Weyand was the last commander of American military operations in the Vietnam War from 1972-1973, and served as the 28th U.S. Army chief of staff from 1974-1976.
He was active in Hawaii community affairs for the past two decades and held a number of prominent business positions.
On his Web page, Weyand described himself as a past-president and an active member of the Rotary Club of Honolulu. He also was a trustee of the now-dissolved Damon Estate.
He said he was involved in a number of community groups and activities in Hawaii during his retirement years, including the American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter, where he served as chairman of the board in 1992; the Sony Open golf tournament; Shriner’s Club; Association of the U.S. Army; the East-West Center; the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies; and Hawaii Theater.