Harold Wayne SigmonSergeant
H&S CO, 1ST BN, 4TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
27 April 1944 - 08 January 1968
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The database page for Harold Wayne Sigmon
Harold, you were my replacement and died before I left country on 1/28/68. I didn't know you very well but I do think about you often. But for the Grace of God it could have been me. You're never completely gone until no one remembers you any more.
A Note from The Virtual WallSergeant Harold Sigmon was one of 45 men - 5 crewmen and 40 passengers - who died when a CH-53A (BuNo 153710) of HMM-463, off course and in fog, slammed into the side of a mountain near Hue (Thua Thien Province). The bodies were not recovered until three weeks later when a reinforced platoon from Alpha 1/3 Marines was able to reach the wreckage on 28 Jan 1968.
Staff Sergeant Bennett W. Olson was buried in Plot S-3811, Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, on 27 June 1968. The other 44 men were buried together on 23 July 1968 in Section 81, Plots 270-272, Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Saint Louis, Missouri.
"He was on that chopper en route to pick up a Marine prisoner and bring him back to our unit. Initially we listed him as AWOL when the prisoner came back and said no one was there to escort him. Later we learned he went down on the transport chopper and then we listed him as Missing in Action. They retrieved his body after I left and then listed him KIA."
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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