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: George H. Weigel III was the firstborn of four children. He was born on January 19, 1961, in an Army hospital in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He was raised in the New Orleans metropolitan area of Louisiana. He was in the Boy Scouts of America and worked his way up to Eagle Scout. During his education years he was an honor student, was inducted into the Spanish Honors Society, and was asked to be in the honor platoon of the Air Force R.O.T.C. At the age of seventeen he was a graduate of the firefighting academy in Bridge City, Louisiana. He joined the Nine Mile Point Volunteer Fire Department, where he was honored with the âRookie of the Yearâ award. George graduated in January of 1979 as an honor student from John Ehret High School. He went to ministry school at Youth with a Mission in Tyler, Texas, and after school joined the staff of Youth with a Mission. George was licensed as a âMinister of the Gospelâ in 1986 and headed off to Grenada in January of 1987 to help pioneer a full-time ministry and training school. In 1993 George went to Russia to help pioneer a church where he served as the associate pastor, youth pastor, childrenâs ministry coordinator, and church bookkeeper. George now serves as a greeter at a church that he attends in Springfield, Missouri.