WILLIAM F. SIGLER, LT, USN
William Sigler '69
Date of birth: March 2, 1946
Date of death: November 10, 1973
From the 1969 Lucky Bag:
From Find A Grave:
LTJG William Frederick Sigler served with Navy Helicopter Attack (Light) Squadron Three, HA(L)-3 "Seawolves" in Vietnam 1971-1972. Bill was later attached to HT-8 in Pensacola, where he was killed flying a TH57 helicopter which lost a blade over Mobile, AL, with another HA(L)-3 pilot.
From researcher Kathy Franz:
A former resident of Parksville in Baltimore county, Maryland, William graduated from Parksville High School in 1964. During high school, “Bill” was 5’ 9 ½”, blue eyes, and light brown hair. J. V. Soccer 10, Varsity Soccer 11, 12, J. V. Lacrosse 10, Varsity Lacrosse 11, 12, J. V. Basketball 10, Letterman’s Club 11, 12. Favorites: P. O. D. Pet peeve: long assemblies. Future: college. He was appointed to the Naval Academy by Representative Long (D., Md.)
His engagement to Peggie Jeanne Baldwin was announced in June 1967.
In June 1969, he was an usher at Ensign Ronnie Lee Barrow’s (‘69) wedding. Other ushers were: Midshipmen 2C James Smoogen, Michael Hambleton and Thomas Dalton.
Following flight training at Pensacola, he served as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam for a year without mishap. He won 29 decorations including the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Survived by his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Charles E. Sigler, Sr. of Parksville; two brothers Charles Jr. and Kevin; three sisters Mrs. Karen Tracey, Mrs. Cathy Phoebus, and Becky; four nephews and nieces.
Bill likely overlapped with at least one of the men who were lost in Helicopter Attack Squadron (Light) (HA(L)) 3. In particular, Arnold Barden, Jr. '69 was a member of the squadron when he was killed in Vietnam in September 1971.