Corporal Youman Z. Weeks
Submitted by: Mr. William J. Weeks (Nephew) and Dr. Joseph L. Weeks (grandnephew)
Corporal Youman Z. Weeks served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Unknown .
Youman Z. Weeks was born in Bogue, North Carolina in 1896 to Edward Grayham Weeks and Mary Godwin. He was the eighth child among a total of seven boys and four girls. His father was a tenant farmer. Youman left the farm as a young man and moved to Colleton, South Carolina where he enlisted in the Army.
Although the date of his enlistment is not known, he was killed in action on October 8, 1918. He was presented with the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism. This medal is the second highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of the United States Army; second to the Medal of Honor. His medal citation follows: