Donald Thomas Wiegner, of Middletown, graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York.

Wiegner earned a Bachelor of Science and an officer’s commission in the U. S. armed forces. He also earned a Merchant Marine officer license, qualifying him to serve as an officer on any ship in the U.S. flag merchant marine.

As part of his four year education, Wiegner spent one year training as a cadet aboard ocean going vessels.

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy is a federal service academy that educates and graduates licensed Merchant Marine officers.