June 8, 1925 (New York, NY) – May 12, 2012 (Palm Beach, FL); 86 years old
Married Pearl M. Stern Weinstein (1933-2009) on September 11, 1955, in Norwalk, Connecticut.
One son, Matthew (?-). Three daughters, Abigail Weinstein Burns (?-), Melissa Weinstein Smith (?-), and Pamela Weinstein Glasser (?-).
Local address: 3 Dry Hill Road, Norwalk
Enlisted on May 14, 1943
Serial number: 11138105
Unit: 99th Infantry Division, 395th Infantry Regiment, Company L
Born to Albert J. (1902-1978) and Minette “Minnie” Sabel Weinstein (1902-1954). Three brothers, Marvin S. [a West Point graduate] (1923-2005), Marcus “Mark” A. (1929-1988), and Carl D. (1932-1983).
Awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart Medal two times.
Morning Report from December 18, 1944 – wounded. Photo provided by Robbert Morsink, 99th Infantry Division Collections & Stories, The Netherlands
Commander of American Legion Post 12 in Norwalk 1954-1955.
Norwalk High School Class of ‘42
From The Norwalk Hour April 23, 1945
Private Richard S. Weinstein, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Weinstein of Dry Hill Road, has recovered from wounds received in the Battle of the Ardennes Forest and has been assigned to a relocation center somewhere in Germany. Private Weinstein holds the purple Heart Medal and more recently received the Combat Infantry Badge and Presidential Unit Citation. Private Weinstein serves with the 99th Infantry division, 3rd Battalion.
From the Norwalk Hour December 27, 1946
FRATERNITY HONORS RICHARD WEINSTEIN
Richard S. Weinstein, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Weinstein of Dry Hill Road, was accorded a high honor recently when he was initiated into Phi Eta Sigma Fraternity, a national freshman honor society at the University of Florida where he is enrolled in a pre-law course. The exercises took place at the Primrose Restaurant in Florida. Young Weinstein, who is a veteran of World War II will enter law school at the University in February. During the war, he served overseas with the U.S. Army in the 99th Infantry Division as a Private First Class. He was wounded n action in the Battle of the Bulge in December of 1944. He holds the Purple Heart Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, and the Division received two Presidential Unit citations and the Belgian Fourrager for bravery.
From The Norwalk Hour December 16, 1954
ATTORNEY WEINSTEIN RIBICOFF AIDE
Appointed by Governor-Elect To His Military Staff With Rank of Major
Attorney Richard S. Weinstein of Norwalk, the holder of the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart Medal with oak leaf cluster, was today appointed by Governor-elect A.A. Ribicoff to be a Major on his military staff. Attorney Weinstein served with the 99th Infantry Division in the European Theatre in World War II. He enlisted at the age of 17 and went through the Ardennes battle, in which the Nazis tried to break through the American lines. Attorney Weinstein was wounded in action. Attorney Weinstein is a graduate of Norwalk High School and the College of Law of the University of Florida where he graduated cum laude. He was a member of the editorial board of the Florida Law Review, is a member of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity; Phi Kappa Phi, honor scholastic society, and the Florida and Connecticut Bars. He has his own law office at 63 Wall Street. He is the son of Albert J. Weinstein of Dry Hill Road, proprietor of the Minette Hat Company, North Main Street. Ten other military and naval aides were named including W.L. Terney Jr. of Greenwich.
Burial details were handled by Star of David Funeral Chapel in West Palm Beach, Florida. The exact burial location is unknown.