David Lee Siverly

First Lieutenant
Army of the United States
15 December 1941 - 28 November 1966
Oakville, Iowa
Panel 12E Line 127


UH-1 Huey

Army Aviator

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for David Lee Siverly

8 Aug 2002

You are not forgotten.

Four men of the 116th Aviation Company (later the 116th Assault Helicopter Company) died when their UH-1B (tail number 64-13951) was shot down while conducting Close Air Support for ground troops. The pilot radioed his wingman that he was going in. The Huey appeared to be in a normal autorotation but exploded on impact with the ground. The wingman landed to provide assistance but was forced from the area by enemy fire. The remains of the four men were recovered the next day.

David Rodgers

14 Dec 2004

I don't know much about David Lee Siverly but this brave man is my Grandpa's cousin. I was doing research on the Vietnam war for class and my Grandpa told me to look up his cousin David so I did so. Siverly is an uncommon name so I was shocked to find at least one Siverly who served in the war. Much thanks to all and David - Thank you!

From his cousin's granddaughter,
Jessica H-L Siverly (age 16)

10 Nov 2005

Dear Dad, there is so much I never had the chance to say to you, and upon the approach of the 39th anniversary of you death, I write this to you with an always heavy heart.

You have been missed every day by those who loved you, and also by the ones you never had the chance to know. Your pictures are placed about my home surrounded in warmth and strength, I see you every day. Your grandaughter Chloe' (now 16) knows your smile well, and has heard many stories of your life.

As I enter into my 39th year of life I know daily that I always have the courage to face whatever life chooses to send my way, and I do my best knowing that I got that ability from you and Mom.

Peace and love always,
Andrea Lynn Siverly Frazer

01 Oct 2006

Dear Grandpa, as I read what my mother wrote I start to cry. I cry because I never got the chance to know you. I do see your pictures every day and know your smile very well but I will always wish that I had gotten the chance to meet you. You are always greatly missed but never forgotten and will live on in my heart!

From his granddaughter,
Chloe' Crandall

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 8 Aug 2002
Last updated 08/10/2009