Donald W. Seibold
Lieutenant (jg)
A, B, E and M Divisions
USN
USS West Virginia
1944-1946

Don Seibold, Lieutenant(jg), born Sept. 20, 1922, Ackley, IA, received his BS degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State and joined the USNR in October 1942; graduated from the USNA Reserve Engineers School in Annapolis and was assigned to the USS West Virginia prior to the shakedown cruise.

While on board the Wee Vee, he served in all four engineering divisions; initially as junior division officer in the E (electrical) Div; next as a junior division officer in B (boiler) Div.; then as junior division officer in A (auxiliary) Div; and finally as division officer in M (main drive machinery) Div.

Discharged in June 1946, with the rank of lieutenant(jg). He received the same awards as the others aboard the USS West Virginia, 1944-46.

Retired from AT&T as a senior staff engineer in October 1985. He and his wife, Dee, live in Broomfleld, CO. They have three children and four grandchildren, all living in the Denver, CO, area. He enjoys hunting, fishing, wood working and traveling.

Reprinted with permission from Turner Publishing


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