WELDON M. RIGGS, LT, USN
Weldon Riggs '52
Date of birth: January 28, 1930
Date of death: April 5, 1957
From the 1952 Lucky Bag:
"Max" was lost when his aircraft collided with another off Beirut, Lebanon, on April 5, 1957. He was flying from USS Forrestal with Attack Squadron (VA) 76; he had only reported in February as the Maintenance Officer.
From researcher Kathy Franz:
Known as “Max,” he graduated from El Dorado High School in 1948 and lettered in football. In the Class Will, he reluctantly left his Jr. G-man badge to a junior classmate. In the Class Prophecy, Max is an Admiral on the tug boat “Annie.”
Max also had a brother Larry and a sister Paula.
He was survived by his wife, Martha. (Information from June 1957 issue of Shipmate.)
He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Lucien Borden '52 was also a member of the 1st Regimental staff.