Name: Eugene A. Weaver
Rank/Branch: Civilian
Unit: CIA
Date of Birth: 7 March 1923
Home City of Record: Kenosha, WI
Date of Loss: 31 January 1968
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 163300N 1073800E (YD760850)
Status (in 1973): Released POW
Acft/Venicle/Ground: Ground (some lists say over water)
Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing)
Source: Compiled from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S.
Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families,
published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK in 2005.
SYNOPSIS: WO1 Solomon Hughey Godwin was captured in Hue during the Tet
Offensive on February 5, 1968. A U.S. trained Vietnamese intelligence agent
who was held with Godwin escaped three weeks after capture and reported on
Godwin's status.
Godwin was detained in the hills outside of Hue until late July 1968, when he
and one other American POW, Mr. Eugene Weaver, began their journey to North
Vietnam. Weaver had been captured at Hue on January 31.
WO1 Godwin's health was deteriorating rapidly, and he died during the march
north. Mr. Weaver was told to sign a document verifying that WO1 Godwin died.
The place of death was also recorded on this document, although it was
illegible to Mr. Weaver.
Eugene Weaver was one of 591 lucky Americans released in Operation Homecoming
in the spring of 1973. Godwin's name did not appear on any list provided by
the Hanoi government.
In 1987, Gen. John Vessey provided classified information relating to Godwin
to the Vietnamese in the hopes that they would return his remains or be more
forthcoming with information on his fate. Hanoi denies any knowledge WO1
Since the end of the war, nearly 10,000 have been received relating to
Americans missing in Southeast Asia. Many experts believe that there are still
hundreds alive in captivity. Some of the nearly 2500 missing were known to
have been captured, like Godwin. Others were known to be alive and capture
The Vietnamese periodically "discover" information and remains of Americans in
their country, yet have yet to "discover" the fate of Solomon H. Godwin.

SOURCE: WE CAME HOME  copyright 1977
Captain and Mrs. Frederic A Wyatt (USNR Ret), Barbara Powers Wyatt, Editor
P.O.W. Publications, 10250 Moorpark St., Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Text is reproduced as found in the original publication (including date and
spelling errors).
Captured: January 31, 1968
Released: March 16, 1973
Eugene A. Weaver was born March 7, 1923 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He attended the
University of Wisconsin and received a Ph.B. degree in 1948. During World War
II he was a B-17 bomber pilot in the Air Force and served in Europe. Since
1949, he has been in Federal Service. He was assigned to USMACV in Vietnam as
a civilian advisor when captured in Hue on January 31, 1968. His family is
located in Norman, Oklahoma where a l9 year old son attends the university; a
second son, age 16, is in high school.
Perhaps one of the greatest delights on returning home was to see the size of
his sons who were but children when Weaver departed for overseas. Weaver
intends to take an extensive holiday before returning to work. He plans to
drive cross country to see the changes that occurred since 1966 and visit
friends and relatives. He found the homecoming reception, both unofficial and
official, overwhelming.
I am sad to announce the death of Mr. Eugene Andre Weaver, POW 2-1-68 to 16
March 73.  Born 03-07-23, died 6-30-05.  Gene was CIA, working for CORDS.  He
suffered the rest of his life after being forced marched to Hanoi.  His
health suffered from his Vietnam injuries and mal treatment, to include
removal of his kidney, liver, and elbow.  His widow, Irene survives him and
lives in AZ.