Colonel Victor C. Wegenhoft
U.S. Air Force (Retired)
Colonel Victor C. Wegenhoft, U.S. Air Force (Retired) passed away March 8, 2013. He was a resident of Colorado Springs for 45 years.
Victor C. Wegenhoft was born on September 26, 1918, near Columbus, Texas. After graduating from Texas A&M University in 1940, he entered the military service as a Second Lieutenant with the U.S. Army Air Corps. During the following thirty years of active duty, he served in various assignments in both Europe and the Far East, as well as the United States. His last overseas tour of duty was in the capacity of U.S. Defense and Air Attaché with the American Embassy in Budapest, Hungary from 1965 to 1967. Upon return to the United States, he served as Executive Assistant to the Commanding General, U.S. Aerospace Defense Command, until his retirement from the U.S. Air Force in 1970.
During his military service, Colonel Wegenhoft attended the Air Command and Staff College, the Armed Forces Staff College, and the U.S. Foreign Service Institute. He was awarded the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the Air Force Commendation Medal.
Upon retirement from military service, he began a second career with Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, serving as Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs until retirement from the college in 1985. Once fully retired, he spent considerable leisure time researching early American and Texas history to better understand the role played by his forebears and associated families in events of their day. He was a member of the Texas State Historical Association, the Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons of the Republic of Texas, and the Military Order of World Wars.
In 1950, Colonel Wegenhoft married the former Ada Trenti of Washington, D.C. There are no children. Before her marriage, Mrs. Wegenhoft was associated with the Research & Development Board, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the Executive Office of the President, the White House.
He is survived by his wife, Ada; 2 nieces; and 4 nephews.
Private burial will take place at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.