Wilbur Jerry SiegristPrivate First Class
C CO, 1ST BN, 5TH CAVALRY, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
15 January 1949 - 09 January 1969
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The database page for Wilbur Jerry Siegrist
I was nearly 5 years old when my brother Jerry was taken from our family. I don't remember much about him but over the years, I have become more interested in him. I wish he were still here. I wonder what our lives would be like if he had lived. I know the sadness that my mother dealt with all her life. Now that I have a son of my own, I know how hard it must have been for her. She became a Gold Star Mother and created a memorial park in our township to remember the fallen soldiers. If anyone who knew my Brother reads this, email me with any info on him. He was only in Vietnam for 4 weeks. How sad. To never have the privilege of living your life to the fullest. He will remain 19 years old forever. I can't wait to meet you in Heaven, my dear brother.
Love, your sister Becky
A Note from The Virtual WallEight soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division died in Phuoc Long Province on 09 Jan 1969:
"Our little medic, Juan" was Specialist 4 Juan Bauza-Perez; "Snuffy" was PFC Wilbur J. Siegrist.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 04 Feb 2007
Last updated 08/10/2009