WELDON M. RIGGS, LT, USN
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||January 28, 1930|
|Date of death:||April 5, 1957|
From the 1952 Lucky Bag:
Weldon Max Riggs
El Dorado, Kansas
Born and raised on the leisurely plains of Kansas, Max typified the warm friendliness and hardy spirit of the midwest. No task was ever too difficult for Maxwell, although he was continually persecuted by the reveille bell which "always rang two hours too soon." Warm, sincere, and a true gentleman, Max won many friends who will always remember his ever-present good humor and likable personality. A keen, agile mind enabled him to breeze through academics. He engaged in many activities such as plebe and JV football, the Foreign Relations Club, and company athletics. Honest effort and ability are certain to win Max the respect and admiration of his shipmates wherever he may go.
He was also a member of the 1st Regimental Staff (2nd set) and a recipient of an “E Award.”
Lt. Weldon M. Riggs, Virginia Beach, Va., was killed in an air crash in the eastern Mediterranean Friday. The Navy said a jet fighter flown by Lt. Biggs from the Forrestal collided with another aircraft attached, to the same carrier near Lebanon. The pilot of the second plane was uninjured.
Lucien Borden '52 was also a member of the 1st Regimental staff.
|Class of 1952|
|Weldon is one of 48 members of the Class of 1952 in Memorial Hall.|
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