Sieren, William, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
1616-Armored Operations Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1959-1962, 1616, 2nd Armored Division/502nd Administration Company
Service Years
1922 - 1965
Foreign Language(s)
French
German
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Certificate Of Appreciation

Staff Sergeant


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Six Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1902
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
BLACKHAWK COUNTY,
Last Address
7006 RIMFIRE
SAN ANTONIO TEXAS, 78227

Date of Passing
Mar 02, 1974
 
Location of Interment
San Fernando Cemetery - San Antonio, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Army Military Police Army Physical Fitness Badge US Army Military Police School Commanders 100 US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

Honorably Discharged WW II Austrian High Alpine Police Badge Army Honorable Service Lapel Pin (1920-1939) Free World Military Forces

Army Retired-Soldier for Life Military Police Brassard Security Patrol Honorable Discharge Emblem (WWII)




 Unofficial Badges 

Allied Mobile Force Military Police Ordnance Shoulder Cord Engineer Shoulder Cord

MP Shoulder Cord Artillery Shoulder Cord Signal Shoulder Cord Armor Shoulder Cord

Cold War Medal Military Police Hall of Fame Cold War Veteran M-1 Master Gunner

Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary


 Military Association Memberships
Post -American Military Retirees Association (AMRA)Post 10Chapter 14
Army Together We Served
  1962, American Legion, Post - (Member) (San Antonio, Texas) - Chap. Page
  1962, American Military Retirees Association (AMRA) - Assoc. Page
  1965, American Veterans (AMVETS), Post 10 (Member) (Mesquite, Texas) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1966, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 14 (Life Member) (San Antonio, Texas) - Chap. Page
  2014, Army Together We Served [Verified]


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Last Known Activity
STAFF SERGEANT W.J. SIEREN, (RETIRED),  ALSO, ATTENDED AND COMPLETED HIS ASSOCIATES OF ARTS DEGREE AT SAN ANTONIO, COMMERCIAL AND SCHEDULED TECHNICAL COLLEGE, SAN ANTONIO TEXAS, WITH AN ASSOCIATES OF ARTS DEGREE  IN REFRIGERATION MECHANICS;  (ATTENDED AND COMPLETED A TOTAL OF 1130 HOURS),  HE GRADUATED ON 16 JULY 1968,  AT THE AGE OF 66 YEARS OLD.  ALSO, HE WAS NOTED FOR BEING EARLY FOR CLASS, STAYING LONGER AFTER CLASS, HELPING OTHER STUDENTS AND HE WAS EARNING PHRASE FROM ALL OF HIS TEACHERS AND INSTRUCTORS FOR ACHIEVING ALL EXCELLENT GRADES,  (ALL A'S),  ALSO, COMPLETING ALL PROJECTS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE WITHOUT ANY MISTAKES OR CORRECTIONS NEEDED.  NOTED FOR HIS EXCELLENT CHARACTER AND EFFICIENCY,  ALSO, AS A MENTOR TO AND BEING HELPFUL TO OTHERS, NOTED BY THE MANY OF HIS CLASSMATES AND INSTRUCTORS.

ALWAYS HE HELPED FAMILY MEMBERS, HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW; RETIRED, 1 SG. SERGEANT ADRIAN BOJESCUL, SERVED IN VIET-NAM, 2 TOURS.20 JUNE 1968-THRU 20 JUNE 1969 AND NOVEMBER 1970-THRU DECEMBER 1971. ALSO, IN THE KOREAN ; 1958-1959. EIGHT ARMY, INFANTRY, UNIT.

ALSO, HIS YOUNGEST BROTHER-IN-LAW, SERGEANT FIRST CLASS, SILVIUS BOJESCUL, DURING HIS TOUR IN VIETNAM, SEPTEMBER 1969- SEPTEMBER 1970. (ASSIGNED TO MAC V-10, VIETNAM)  ALSO, WITH  HIS RENTAL HOME IN, KILELEEN, TEXAS. ALSO  HIS WAS ASSIGNED TO FORT CARSON, COLORADO, IN EARLY 1972..

ALSO, SSG SIEREN, RET. WOULD HELP CARE FOR HIS ELDER PARENT"S IN-LAW'S. UNTIL THEIR DEATHS 197O AND 1971 RESPECTFULLY.
   
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MR. SIEREN JOINED THE IOWA NATIONAL GUARD, 27 FEBRUARY, 1922, TROOP - E, 113  CAVALRY,  POST,  WORLD WAR I.  HE WAS AWARDED THE IOWA  NATIONAL GUARD TRAINING RIBBON AND THE STATE SERVICE RIBBON, DURING HIS THREE YEARS (3)  OF ENLISTMENT,HE ALSO WAS  PROMOTED TO PRIVATE AND COMPLETING HIS OBLIGATION ON 05 JANUARY 1925. PRIVATE W. .J.  SIEREN JOINED THE ACTIVE U.S. ARMY,  FEDERAL SERVICE, IN 1926 AND WAS TRAINED AT DIFFERENT LOCATIONS, IN COUNTRY, THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES. HE PROMOTED TO PFC, PRIVATE FIRST CLASS AND THEN TO CORPORAL. 14 TH., CAVALRY,  "F", TROOP,  AT FORT DODGE, IOWA.  ALSO, DURING 1940, HE JOINED THE ACTIVE DUTY U.S. ARMY AND WAS ASSIGNED TO THE 34 TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 2 ND BRIGADE, 168 TH, INFANTRY REGIMENT, 1 ST. BATTALION, PCS'D TO  FORT SNELLING, MINNESOTA  THEN,  FOR MILITARY POLICE TRAINNING, PRE PEARL HARBOR BOMING BY THE JAPENEASE PRIOR TO WW lI, WAS TRANSFERRED TO CAMP CLAIBORNE, LA.  FROM 10 FEBRUARY 1941 THRU 26 DECEMBER 1941, FOR ADDITIONAL MILITARY POLICE TRAINNING, TO INCLUDE THE COMPLEATING OF THE 5 COMPONENTS, EARNING FIVE, (5),  MILITARY POLICE CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETATIONS, FOR THESE COURSES, ON 26 DEC.1941. TO INCLUDE A MADELLION STATING, "THE DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM". THEN, HE, PCS'ED, FROM  CAMP CLAIBORNE, LOUISIANA, 27 DECEMBER 1941, THEN HE EMBARKED TO, SEVENTH SERVICES COMMAND, OHAMA NEBRASKA, IN 1941, THEN TO NORTHERN IRELAND, 30 TH APRIL 1942 THRU NEW YORK, VIA SHIP TRANSPORT WITH THE 34 TH DIVISION, 168 TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, 1 ST BATTALION, FOR ADDITIONAL ADVANCED,  COMBAT TRAINNING, BEACH LANDING. THEN CONTINUING WITH SERVICE, IN CHINA'S DEFENSE, 1942-1945. ADDITIONALLY, WITH SERVICE IN EUROPE, WITH THE UNITED STATES ARMY-EUROPE-(USAREUR),  7 TH ARMY, 350 TH. INFANTRY REGIMENT, 524 TH MP., BATTALION, 68 TH  M.P. RIFLE, Co. "D", FOR MILITARY SERVICE, DURING, THE OF OCCUPATION OF EUROPE, (GERMANY/AUSTRIA 1945-1955). ALSO, THE "CHINA DEFENSE", DURING WORLD WAR II., (168 TH INFANTRY REGIMENTH PCS'ED TO CHINA TO AID IN THEIR DEFENSE, AGAINST THE JAPINEASE, FROM 1942 THRU 1945).

TECHNICAL 5 TH GRADE SIEREN PROMOTING FOUR TIMES, HE ALSO WAS AWARDED SIX MEDALS, WITH HIS 6 COMBAT HASH-MARKS.12 SERVICE STRIPES, TOTAL ARMY SERVICE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING;  FEDERAL SERVICE, 30.6, YEARS, STATE SERVICE, (IOWA NATIONAL GUARD), 5.4 YEARS  AND RETIRED RESERVE WITH THE U.S. ARMY'S  EIGHT, (8) CORPS, FOR THREE, (3.6), YEARS. ALSO, FOR HIS CIVILIAN SERVICE AT REDSTONE ARMY DEPOT IN RED RIVER TEXAS, HE SERVED ONE, (1), YEAR AND SIX, (6), MONTHS, FOR A TOTAL OF THIRTY - SIX,  (41) YEARS (FEDERAL ARMY), (CIVIL SERVICE), (STATE SERVICE, IOWA NATIONAL GUARD), WHEN HE RETIRED ON 01 APRIL 1965.. 

TECHNICAL FIFTH TH GRADE, W.J. SIEREN SERVED PRE, DURING AND POST WORLD WAR II. ALSO, TRAINED FOR URBAN COMBAT, CONTAINMENT, CONTROL, EXTRACTION OF ENEMY COMBAT FORCES, FROM TOWNS, CITES, COUNTRY SIDE AND WERE EVER HOSTILE FORCES, NAZI'S, UNIFORMED AND NON - UNIFORMED SYMPATHIZERS MAY STILL BE. ALSO, TO MAINTAIN AN EFFECTIVE MILITARY POLICE FORCE FOR THE CONTINUED APPREHENSION OF INSURGENTS, SECRET NAZI SYMPATHIZERS,  AS WELL AS CIVILIANS , WHO BROKE THE LAW,OR ANY OTHER INFRACTIONS WITHIN THE U. S. ARMY'S MILITARY POLICE'S SCOPE OF JURISDICTION, ON OR OFF THE MILITARY POSTS, TOWNSHIPS, CITIES OR URBAN AREAS..

TECHNICAL 5 TH GRADE, SIEREN, WAS TRAINED ON 10 FEBRUARY 1941 THRU 26 DECEMBER 1941 AT ARMY CAMP CLAIBORNE,  LOUISIANA,  USA, WITH THE 34 TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 2 ND BRIGADE, 168 TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, 1 ST. BATTALION, MILITARY POLICE TRAINNING, (FIVE MODULES OF INSTRUCTION. CONCLUDING WITH COMPLETION OF ALL INSTRUCTION AND FIELD MANEUVERS, CLASS EXERCISES, AND OPERATATIONS. FOR APPROXIMATELY TEN, (10), MONTHS AND SIXTEEN, (16), DAYS, BEFORE AND AFTER PEARL HARBOR, 7 DECEMBER 1941, IN URBAN CONTROL, ENEMY SUPPRESSION, AS THE EUROPEAN OCCUPATION FORCES, MILITARY POLICE BATTON TRAINING, ETC. AND THE MILITARY CODE OF CONDUCT FOR EUROPE. ALSO, TO INCLUDE IN HIS TRAINING FOR HIS OVERSEAS DEPLOYMENT FROM 30 APRIL 1942, FROM CAMP CLAIBORNE, LOUISIANA, USA, THRU 26 DECEMBER 1941 THRU SEVENTH SERVICES COMMAND,  OHAMA, NEBRASKA, FOR ADDITIONAL TRAINING, THAT WAS COMPLETED. THEN, HE PCS' ed TO BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, USA., VIA SHIP-TRANSPORT TO NORTHERN IRELAND,  BY TRANSPORT, THE 34 INFANTRY DIVISION'S,  2 ND BRIGADE, 168 TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, (MILITARY POLICE). 1 ST. BATTALION, WERE ON THEIR WAY SEABOUND TO NORTHERN IRELAND. HE WAS AWARDED THE;  AMERICAN DEFENSE MEDAL, FOR,  (FOREIGN DEFENSE), ON .30 APRIL 1942 - 26 DECEMBER 1942, DURING THAT DEPLOYMENT..

TO ADVANCEMENT OF THE OPERATION CONTINUE THEIR ADDITIONAL TRAINING FOR EVENTUAL ENTERANCE IN THE DEFENSE OF CHINA AND THE EUROPEAN THEATOR OF OPPERATIONS, (ETO); EUROPEAN COMMAND.WITH THE USAREUR 7 TH ARMY, 350 INFANTRY REGIMENT, 524 TH MILITARY POLICE BATTALION, 68 TH MILITARY POLICE RIFLE Co..D, WAS DEPLOYED TO THE EUROPEAN THEATOR OF OPERATIONS.

Because of its outstanding performance during the maneuvers and its advanced state of training, the 34th Division was selected as the first American contingent to cross the Atlantic and enter what would eventually become the European Theater of Operations. On January 26, 1942, just six weeks after Pearl Harbor, over 4,000 personnel, primarily from the "Red Bull" division, arrived at Dufferin Quay, Belfast Harbor, Belfast, Northern Ireland. As the troops disembarked from the British transport HMTS Strathaird and the American transport USAT Chateau Thierry, they were greeted by a formal delegation consisting of the Governor General (the Duke of Abercorn), the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (John W. Andrews), the Commander of British Troops in Ulster (General G. E. W. Franklyn), and the Secretary of State for Air (Sir Archibald Sinclair). Also welcoming the troops were newspaper correspondents, photographers, and a large contingent of cheering Belfast citizens. In a fitting introduction to the British Isles, the British Red Cross also welcomed the Americans with tea and sandwiches..

Commanded by Major General Russell P. Hartle, the contingent represented the first of three increments of what was designated the MAGNET force. Two days later the initial contingent became part of the newly created United States Army Northern Ireland Force (USANIF) with headquarters located at Wilmont House. Meanwhile, on February 1, 1942, the division was re-designated the 34th Infantry Division and reconfigured as a triangular division built around the 133rd, 135th and 168th Infantry Regiments..

Once the third and final contingent of the 34th Infantry Division and augmenters arrived on May 10, rigid training, to include amphibious training, and maneuvers became the order of the day. One training highlight for the division occurred on June 25, 1942, when the Queen Consort Elizabeth visited the division and actually rode over rough terrain in an American jeep, much to the delight of the Americans..

  ARRIVING ON 30 APRIL 1942 THRU 26 DECEMBER 1942, COMPLEATING TRAINING, IN NORTHERN IRELAND,. (ACCUMULATED TRAINNING MONTHS), SEVEN, (7), MONTHS, TWENTY-SEVEN, (27), DAYS. FOREIGN SERVICE,  FOR ADVANCED URBAN, COMBAT, CONTROL AND ELIMINATING OR CAPTURE NAZI SYMPATHIZERS, NON - UNIFORMED - TROOPS DRESSED AS CIVILIAN, WHO STILL WERE  NAZIE'S.  ALSO,  ROUTTING OUT THE ENEMY INSURGENTS AND OTHERS HOSTILES,  STILL  ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN GUERRILLA  FIGHTING WITH THE US AND OTHER OCCUPATION - EUROPEAN - FORCES, (ALLIED OCCUPATION FORCES; WESTERN EUROPE COUNTRIES),.

Also, He was in route to help China fight the Japanese, when he Assigned to the 34 infantry Division, 2 Nd.  Brigade, 168 Th Infantry Regiment, 1st. Battalion, Military Police. THEN,  TECH.-5th Grade, SIEREN, NORTHERN IRELAND, 1941-1942, also, European Operations Command' USAREUR, 350 th Infantry Regiment, 524 Th MP Bn. 68 th MP. Co.1945-1950, European Combat and Occupation Forces; throughout Europe, Germany and Austria.also he was on alert for Korea, 1950-54, when he was with the 7 th Army, 647 th Brigade, 47 th Enginnering Battallion, Fort Riley, Kansas. Alo he was on active duty during the Vietnam War, During 1955-1958, he was with the 4 th Army, Ft. Chafee, Arkansas SSG., And in 1959-1962. when he was with the 3 Rd Corps, 2 Nd Armored Division, 2 Nd Brigade, 502 Ad, Co, Fort Hood, Texas, and was in Active Duty during the Cold War, 1941-1962,.

AS PART OF THE EUROPEAN OCCUPATION FORCES, EUROPE, TECHNICAL 5 TH GRADE, SIEREN,  ASSIGNED TO USAREUR  - 7 TH ARMY -  THE 34 TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 2 Nd BRIGADE, 168 Th INFANTRY REGIMENT, (MILITARY POLICE RIFLE Co)., FROM 30 APRIL 1942 THRU 26 DECEMBER 1942, ARRIVED BACK IN THE US VIA TRANSPORT SHIP TO BROOKLAND, NEW YORK, USA. FOR ADDITIONAL MILITARY POLICE  TRAINING  AT THE HEADQUATERS, SEVENTH SERVICES COMMAND, OMAHA,  NEBRESAKA,.

BEGINNING ON 01 JANUARY 1943 TO 25 MARCH 1945, TECHNICAL 5 TH GRADE SIEREN'S  UNITS, HIS  ASSIGNED STATIONS AND HIS DUTIES, OVERSEAS DEPLOYMENTS AND STATESIDE SERVICE WERE NOT READADELY AVAILABLE, DUE TO BEING MARKED; "RESTRICTED", (SR). ("NOT AVALIABLE FOR 'SECURITY REASONS'). TECHNICAL 5 TH GRADE SIEREN'S  WAS  ASSIGNEDMENTS ONLY STATED, "THAT HE WAS ASSIGNED TO THE UNITED STATE'S, " STATE DEPARTMENT. (USA)". .NO OTHER INPROMATATION WAS PROVIDED.  FURTHER FROM 1943 THRU 1945, CHINA DEFENSE WAS ALSO AMOUNG THE DESTINATATIONS OF SOILDERS TRAINED FROM NORTHERN IRELAND IN 1941-1943 FOR CHINA'S DEFENSE FROM THE JAPANESE,  DUE TO THE OIL EMBARGO, FROM 1943 THRU 1945.. 

FROM BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 14 MARCH 1945,  TECHNICAL 5 TH. GRADE, W. .J.. SIEREN, DEPARTED THE US.A,  BY WAY OF TROOP SHIP BOUND FOR EUROPE,TO LE HAVEN, FRANCE, THRU GERMANY, ASSIGNED TO THE EUROPEAN OCCUPATION FORCES  COMMAND-EUROPE, OR USAREUR.- TECH. SGT.- 5 TH GRADE W.J. SIEREN WOULD BE - WITH THE 7 TH ARMY, U.S. ARMY,  EUROPE, (USAREUR), SWORD OF FREEDOM, UNIT, ASSIGNED TO THE 350 TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, 524 TH MILITARY POLICE,  BATTALION, 68 TH MILITARY POLICE RIFLE COMPANY", D. The 524th Military Police Battalion came by convoy from Straubing (after serving on occupation duty with XII Corps in Bavaria). The convoy commander was Lt William Sledge. They operated the PM Office (in Vienna) under then Col William Yarbrough, now a retired Lt General living in Southern Pines, SC. They provided the motorcycle patrol along with the 505th.

FURTHER, CROSSING THRU BREMERHAVEN, GERMANY,  SALZBURG AND FINALLY, CAMP McCAULEY, LINZ, AUSTRIA, THEIR HE WOULD SPEND THE NEXT FIVE YEARS AS A MILITARY POLICEMAN, PERFORMING THE DUTIES AND ASSISMENTS FOR CENTRAL EUROPE, POLICING AND ANY AND ALL THREATS THAT AROSE FROM ANY SOURCES.

UNITED STATES ARMY, EUROPE, 7 TH ARMY,  (USAREUR), ("SWORD OF FREEDOM"), 350 TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, 524 TH MILITARY POLICE BATTALION, 68 TH MILITARY POLICE, (RIFLE), COMPANY, "D",  AS THE ADVANCED DIVISION ASSIGNED TO THE EUROPEAN OCCUPATION FORCES, EUROPEAN COMMAND, (MILITARY POLICE), FROM 26 MARCH 1945 THRU 08 MAY 1950. HE WOULD MEET, EVEUNTUALLY MARRY, MARY HELLEN BOJESCUL, BORN IN 1927, AT STAUCENI, ROMANIA, SOME TWENTY - FIVE YEARS, BEING   YOUNGER THAN HIM. HOWEVER, THEY BECAME FAST FRIENDS THEN MORE SERIOUS AS THEY WOULD SPEND MORE TIME TOGETHER.  EVENTUALLY, THEY GOT MARRIED AND HAD A BABY DAUGHTER, VIOLA LENA, ON 19 OCTOBER 1948 AND THE THREE WERE AS HAPPY AS THEY COULD COULD BE. TECHNICAL 3 TH GRADE SIEREN LEARNING FROM AFTER ABOUT TWO AND ONE HALF YEARS, TROOPS BEGAN TO ROTATE BACK TO THE UNITED STATES AND TECHNICAL 3 GRADE SIEREN, NOW PROMOTED TWICE HAD BEEN, HIS NEW FAMILY AND HIS NEW FAMILY LEARNING ABOUT HIM AND CONCLUDE  WITH HIM RETURNING TO THE UNITED STATES VIA TROOP SHIP, WITH HIS NEW FAMILY, MARY AND VIOLA....

SGT 3 RD GRADE SIEREN WOULD BE ASSIGNED TO THE  25 TH TRANSPORTATION CORPS DETACHMENT ON 08 MAY 1950, THEY DEPARTED FROM BREVANHAVEN, GERMANY TO BROOKLAND, NEW YORK, USA. WITH HIS NEW WIFE, MARIE, (MARY)  H. SIEREN AND THEIR 1 YEAR AND THREE MONTH OLD DAUGHTER, VIOLA LENA SIEREN, ACCOMPINATING SERGEANT 3 RD GRADE SIEREN. AFTER SERVING THE FOLLOWING, APPROXIMATELY 5 YEARS AND 7 MONTHS AND 21 DAYS, IN EUROPE. SGT. 3 RD GRADE SIEREN  WOULD RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATES, WAS ALSO PROMOTED TO TECHNICAL FOURTH GRADE, THEN TO CORPORAL, TO SERGEANT FOURTH GRADE AND TO  SERGEANT THIRD GRADE ON 01 SEPTEMBER 1949, THROUGHOUT HIS TOTAL ASSIGNMENTS IN EUROPE, HIS RATINGS, REPORTED CONDUCT, PERFORMANCE, ATTITUDE AND EFFICIENCIES,  ACCOLADES WERE TOO, ALWAYS EXCELLENT AND HIS EFFICIENCY EXCELLENT.  SERGEANT THIRD GRADE, SIEREN WAS PROMOTED FOUR, (4), TIMES WITHIN THE 8 YEAR PERIOD, FROM PRIVATE FIRST CLASS, (PFC), THRU THE FOUR PROMOTIONS, TO SERGEANT THIRD GRADE IN SEPTEMBER 1949. (1941 THRU 1949), FOR THE HAZARDOUS DUTY THAT HE AND HIS BATTALION ENDURED & HIS PERFORMANCE AS  A MILITARY POLICE OFFICER,  4 TH GRADE (SERGEANT), WITHIN THE OCCUPATION FORCES OF EUROPE, GERMANY/AUSTRIA) EUROPEAN OCCUPATION COMMAND, FROM 1941 THRU 1942, & FROM 1945-1950. AND FROM 1943-1945. DATES AND UNITS AND DEPLOYMENTS WERE NOT DEVILGED, DUE TO, S/R, NATIONAL SECURITY REASONS. CHINA DEFENSE 1941-1943 & 43-45..

SERGEANT 3 TH GRADE, SIEREN ALSO RECEIVED A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, HARRY H. TRUMAN, THANKING HIM FOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS DURING THE WORLD WAR II. DATED, 08 MAY 1950, WHILE ASSIGNED TO THE EUROPEAN OCCUPATION FORCES, EUROPEAN COMMAND. 7 TH ARMY, ((USAREUR, SWORD OF FREEDOM, UNIT, 350 TH INFANTRY REGIMENTH, 524 TH MILITARY POLICE BATTALION, 68 TH MILITARY POLICE (RIFLE), Co, D)..

SERGEANT 3 RD GR, WILLIAM JOHN SIEREN, DEDEPARTED & WAS ASSIGNED TO THE  25 TH TRANSPORTATION  DETACHMENT, ON 08 MAY 1950 ON THE 25 TH, FROM BREMERHAVEN, GERMANY WHILE SERVING  WITH THE EUROPEAN OCCUPATION FORCES COMMAND, FOR SERVICE, PRE, DURING AND POST WORLD WAR II. WITH HIS NEW WIFE, MARIE (MARY), HELEN  AND THEIR BABY DAUGHTER, VIOLA  LENA, ARRIVING ON THE 22 ND OF MAY 1950,. AT BROOKLYN NEW YORK, USA..

HIS NEXT DUTY ASSIGNMENT WAS AT FORT MAMMOTH, NEW JERSEY, WITH THE 34 INFANTRY DIVISION, SIGNAL CORPS, WERE HE COMPLETED HIS DUTIES, ASSESSMENTS FROM 1950 TO 1952. HE WAS THEN TRANSFERRED TO, WHITE SANDS NEW MEXICO, ATTACHED WITH THE 2 ND, VERY HEAVY ARTILLERY, UNIT. THERE THEY WERE REUNITED WITH HIS BROTHER IN LAW, ADRIAN BOJESCUL. SSG SIEREN WAS AWARDED HIS THIRD GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL WITH 2 ND CLASP, FOR EXCELLENT AND FOR PROFESSECENCY AND FOR HIS EXCELLENCE IN HIS  ATTITUDE. THE ASSIMEMENT ENDED IN 1954  AS STAFF SERGEANT SIEREN'S NEXT DUTY STATION TOOK HIM TO FORT RILEY, KANSAS,  7 TH ARMY, INFANTRY DIVISION,  47 ENGINEERING BATTALION,  ASSIGNED AS THE LEAD SUPERVISORY MESS SERGEANT, FROM 1954-1956, FOR THAT BATTALION.  HIS NEXT DUTY STATION WAS AT U..S. AIR FORCE BASE, CAMP ROBERTS, CALIFORNIA,, 1956, THEN PCS'D TO CAMP CHAFFEE, ARKANSAS, ATTACHED TO THE FORTH, (4 TH), ARMY DIVISION, 1956 TO 1958,  HIS BROTHER IN LAW, NOW A US ARMY SOILDER ALSO STATIONED AT FORT CHAFFEE ARKANSAS, 1956 TO 1958, SFC. ADRIAN BOJESCUL. 

STAFF SERGEANT SIEREN WAS TRANSFERED TO THE THIRD, (3) RD CORPS, AND STATIONED AT FORT HOOD TEXAS, 2 ND ARMORED,  DIVISION, 2 ND BRIGADE, 502 ADMINISTRATION COMPANY,  FROM 30 MARCH 1959 THRU, 30 MARCH 1962. AS THE ASSISTANT TO THE 2 ND ARMORED, DIVISION, 502  ADMINISTRATIVE COMPANY'S,  FIRST SERGEANT. HIS DUTIES WERE TO SUPERVISE THE TRANSFER IN AND OUT OF THE SOLDIERS, TO OTHER COMMANDS AROUND THE COUNTRY AND POST'S THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.. THIS USUALLY WAS THE POSITION OF THE SERGEANT 1 ST CLASS, E-6, THE Co's WAS IN THE PROCESS OF TRYING TO UPGRADE THE E-5, SSG., POSITION TO E-6, SFC, AS STAFF SERGEANT SIEREN WAS OF MANDITORY RETIREMENT AGE. (60). HE RETIRED 01 APRIL 1962, HE TURNED 60 ON 16 JANUARY 1962.

ALSO, IN ADDITION TO THOSE DUTIES, HE COMPLETING THE RETROFIT OF THE ARMY POST'S MODIFICATIONS, TO BRING IN COMPLIANCE OF DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, (DOD'S) MODIFICATIONS AND REGULAGATIONS. AFTER SSG SIEREN  COMPLETING THE THREE, (3) YEARS,  STAFF SERGEANT SIEREN, RETIRED, ON  01 APRIL 1962. HE WAS AWARDED  A CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION, LETTER OF APPRECIATION, FOR ACHIEVEMENT FOR HIS LAST DUTY ASSIGNMENT AND U.S. ARMY'S COMMENDATION MEDAL FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE BETWEEN, 30 AUGUST 1959 TO 30 March 1962. HE WAS INSTRUMENTIAL IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THE RETROFIT OF THE POST'S BUILDINGS TO COMPLY WITH THE U. S. ARMY'S  NEW MODIFICATIONS, WITHOUT DELAY OF CONSTRUCTION, TIME OR MATERIALS AND WITH MAN-POWER PROVIDED. .

MEDALS AND RIBBONS AWARDED;  AMERICAN DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL, (FOREIGN SERVICE), AMERICAN CAMPAIN MEDAL, EUROPEAN-AFRICA-MIDDLE EAST-THEATER MEDAL, OCCUPATION OF GERMANY/AUSTRIA, MEDAL, GERMANY BAR, 2 ND GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, WITH ONE BRONZE CLASP,  WORLD WAR II VICTORY MEDAL, SIX, (6) OVERSEAS SERVICE BARS, (HASH MARKS), FOR SERVICE 1 FOR EVERY 6 MONTHS OF SERVICE DURING TIME DESIGNATED AS COMBAT, SEVEN YEARS, (7), FOR YEARS OF SERVICE IN THE UNITED STATES, ARMY, 1941 THRU 1944 AND 26 MARCH 1945 - OCCUPATION UNTIL, 08 MAY 1950, WHERE SERGEANT THIRD GRADE, (3), PCS'D EUROPE, VIA TRANSPORT SHIP WITH HIS WIFE, MARIE, ALSO, WITH BABY DAUGHTER, VIOLA  LENA, TO U.S.A...

SERGEANT THIRD, (3), RD GRADE,  W.J. SIEREN WAS ALSO AWARDED,  A  NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE METAL WHILE SERVING WITH THE U.S. ARMY, DURING THE THE MILITARY POLICE ACTION, KOREA), 1952- 1954, SERGEANT 3 RD GRADE SIEREN WAS ON ALERT TO DEPLOY TO KOREA DURING THAT TIME. HE WAS ASSIGNED TO THE U. S. ARMY'S SEVENTH, (7 TH), INFANTRY DIVISION, 647 TH ENGINERING REGIMENT, 47 TH ENGINERING BATTALION, FORT RILEY KANSAS, UNITED STATES ARMY.  HIS BATTALION WAS CALLED UP AND LATER CANCELED WITH OTHER SEGIMENTS BEING DEPLOYED, TO OTHER AREAS AS HOSTILITIES WERE ENDING AS A TRUCE WAS BEING SIGNED, LATER THAT YEAR AT PEACE TALKS.. 

AS OF 20 SEPTEMBER 1949 HIS RANK WAS APPROVED AND VERIFIED,   HE WAS APPOINTED TO,  ALSO, WAS PERMIT AND VERIFIED  AS E-5,  STAFF SERGEANT, ON THIS 17 DAY OF DECEMBER 1952.. 
ALSO,  SERGEANT SSG. SIEREN  WAS IN FEDERAL SERVICE, ACTIVE DUTY,  U.S. ARMY,  PRE, DURING AND POST, WORLD WAR II. STAFF SERGEANT SIEREN ON 16 SEPTEMBER 1953, FOR HIS SERVICE, WHILE ASSIGNED TO 7 TH ARMY, 647 TH ENGINEERING REGIMENT, 47 TH ENGINERING BATTALION, FT. RILEY KANSAS, HE WAS ALSO ON ALERT TO DEPLOY TO  KOREA, IF NEEDED. ALSO, WAS AWARDED THE NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL, NDSM, (1 ST AWARD),  ON 16 SEPTEMBER 1953. FOR ACTIVE DUTY SERVED DURING THE KOREAN CONFLICT, 1952-1954. (SSG SIEREN WAS PREPARED TO DEPLOY TO KOREA WITH THE SEVENTH, (7), ARMY, INFANTRY  DIVISION,  647 TH ENGINEERING REGIMENT, 47 TH ENGEERIN BATTALION, IF NEEDED AND ORDERED.. 

STAFF SERGEANT  SIEREN,  WAS  AWARDED HIS THIRD AWARD,  THE GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, 2 ND BRONZE CLASP, FOR HIS GOOD CONDUCT, EXCELLENCE IN EFFICIENCY AND  CHARACTER,  WITH THE 60 # 24 HEADQUARTER SS, SANDI BASE NEW MEXICO, ON THE  01- FEBRUARY 1953.. 

STAFF SERGEANT WILLIAM JOHN SIEREN, WAS AWARDED THE,  ARMY'S COMMENDATION MEDAL FOR, "MERITORIOUS SERVICE",  BETWEEN 30-MARCH-1959 THRU 30-MARCH-1962, FOR HIS EXEMPLARY AND DECANTED SERVICE,  AS THE ASSISTANT TO THE COMPANY'S FIRST SERGEANT, THIRD  (3), RD CORPS, 2 ND ARMORED, DIVISION, (2) BIRGRADE,  502 AD Co in THE TRANSITION OF SERVICE PERSONNEL FROM AND TO NEW DUTY STATIONS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES AND WORLD, (ALSO), SOUTHEAST ASIA, VIETNAM.FROM 3 RD CORPS, 2ND ARMORED DIVISION,  FORT HOOD TEXAS, WITH- OUT ANY TYPE OF DEVIATIONS OR PROBLEMS..
THE POST'S COMMANDING OFFICER WAS ATTEMPTING TO PROMOTE STAFF SERGEANT SIEREN TO SERGEANT FIRST CLASS, E-6,
FOR HIS OUTSTANDING WORK AND PERFORMANCE DURING HIS THREE YEARS, STATIONED AT FORT HOOD, TEXAS,  BUT THE PROMOTIONS WERE  FEW AND FAR BETWEEN. SO, AS HE WAS COMMING UP ON MANDITORY RETIREMENT AGE. (60), THE POST COMMANDER AWARDED SSG SIEREN THE FOLLOWING; A  CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION, FROM THE UNITED STATES,  WASHINGTON, D.C.  CHIEF OF STAFF,  UNITED STATES ARMY, GENERAL E.W. DECKER,  WHO SENT HIS PERSONAL THANKS AND SINCERE APPRECIATION OF THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES ARMY FOR THE MANY YEARS, THIRTY SIX, (36), FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE FOR WHICH MY DAD GAVE TO HIS COUNTRY, IN PEACE TIME AND MILITARY CONFLICTS, (WARS). TO INCLUDE; WORLD WAR II, KOREA, VIETNAM AND THE COLD WAR  FOR THE.UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,, DATED 31 MARCH 1962.

ALSO,  HE WAS AWARDED A COMMENDATION, (LETTER OF APPRECIATION), FROM THE POST COMMANDER,  FOR HIS ACTIONS AND DUTIES PERFORMED WHILE SUPERVISING AND SUPPORTING THE RETROFITTING (CARPENTRY); OF THE  ENTIRE SERVICE OFFICE BUILDINGS TO CONFORM WITH THE NEW REQUIREMENTS AND REGULATIONS PER THE U. S. ARMY DIRECTIVES, 31 MARCH 1962.

STAFF SERGEANT W. J. SIEREN WAS ALSO AWARDED HIS SECOND NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL, NDSM, (1 ST. BRONZE CAMPAIGN STAR), DATED 01 SEPTEMBER 1961, FOR MILITARY SERVING DURING THE WAR, (POLICE ACTION),  IN SOUTHEAST ASIA, VIETNAM, FROM  ADVISORS IN 1955-61 TO COMBAT TROOPS THRU THE WITHDRAWEL OF COMBAT TROOPS IN MARCH 1975. 

AFTER HIS DEATH ON 02 MARCH 1974, THE COLD WAR MEDAL WAS AWARDED TO MILITARY SERVICE PERSONEL THAT WERE OR HAD SERVED IN AND DURING, "THE COLD WAR",  THE UNITED STATES AND WITH THE USSR, RUSSIA, (1941 THRU 1991), RETROACTIVE. AWARDED 1991..
 

MY DAD, W.J. SIEREN, (BILL),  WAS A FRIEND TO ALL, YOUNG OR OLD ALIKE, RACE,  AGE, COUNTRY OR GENDER UNIMPORTANT, HE NEVER TURNED ANYONE DOWN FOR HELP.  A FRIEND TO ALL AND A LOVE FOR ANIMALS, ESPECIALLY HORSES, TOO.  HE ALWAYS HELPED THE TEENAGERS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, ESPECIALLY TROUBLED TEENS, AS HE HAD HARD TIMES DURING HIS EARLY YEARS AND HIS PRE TEEN YEARS DURING LATE 1960'S AND BEYOND. MY DAD WAS EMOTIONAL WHEN, TRIXIE, OUR FAMILY DOG DIED OF KIDNEY FAILURE AND OUR CAT, THOMAS OF CANCER..

WILLIAM JOHN SIEREN COMPLETED HIS COLLEGE TWO  YEAR EDUCATION AT, SAN ANTONIO COMMERCIAL & TECHNICAL COLLEGE, SAN  ANTONIO, TEXAS.  HE EARNED HIS  DEGREE,  ON 16-JULY-1968,  IN REFRIGERATION MECHANICS,  HE ACCUMULATED 1130 HOURS, AND HE GRADUATED WITH, "HONERS". ALWAYS EAGER TO LEARN NEW THINGS AND HARD WORK. HE WAS ALWAYS EARLY AND STAYED LATE AND NEVER MISSED A DAY. OF CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION.  HIS PEERS AND INSTRUCTURES PRASED HIM AS HIM BEING COURTIOUS, WILLING TO HELP OTHER STUDENTS AS WELL AS WORK LATE..

HE ALSO HELPED WITH FAMILY MEMBERS,  HIS BROTHER IN LAW, FIRST SERGEANT ADRIAN BOJESCUL, WHO SERVED 2 TOURS  OF DUTY WITH THE  THIRD, (3), RD CORPS, 1 ST CAVALRY DIVISION, 327 TH INFANTRY UNIT, IN  VIET-NAM. 1968-69 & 1970-71. ALSO, WITH THIRD, (3) RD, CORPS, 1 ST CAVALRY DIVISION, INFANTRY, IN THE KOREAN 1958 - 1959..

HE HELPED CARE FOR ELDERLY PARENTS IN-LAW.. UNTIL BOTH OF THEIR DEATHS RESPECTFULLY, 1970 AND 1971. HE ALSO WORKED SEVERAL JOBS, MANAGING FULL SERVICE, GAS STATIONS AS A MANAGER, MECHANIC AND SERVICE STATION ATTENDANT. ALSO, OBTAINED AN ASSOCIATES DEGREE IN 1968, WITH HONERS AT THE AGE OF 66,

WILLIAM JOHN SIEREN, STAFF SERGEANT,  RETIRED, DECEASED, WAS INTERNED AT SAN FERNANDO CEMETERY, WITH FULL MILITARY HONOR'S  TO INCLUDE A HONOR GUARD, 21 GUN VOLLEY, (GUN SALUTE), WITH TAPS AND COMMENCEMENT WITH THE PRESENTATION OF THE FOLDED, U.S. AMERICAN FLAG TO, HIS WIDOW,  MRS. MARY H. SIEREN..

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RETIRED STAFF SERGEANT WILLIAM JOHN SIEREN ATTENDED NUMEROUS TECHNICAL SCHOOLS AND RECEIVED CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETIONS IN THE FOLLOWING; TO INCLUDE;
AIR CONDITION AND HEATING
AUTOMOTIVE AND ALL ASSOCIATED SECTIONS
BARBER COLLEGE
FURNITURE REPAIR AND UPHOLSTERY.

SSG. SIEREN, RETIRED, RECEIVED CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETATIONS IN ALL OF THESE TECHNICAL COURSES AT THE SCHOOL, HE ATTENDED AND PASSED EACH WITH EXCELLENT GRADES, ATTENDENCE.
 MY FATHER, SSG, SIEREN, RETIRED,  PASSED AWAY ON 02 MARCH 1974, AGE 72, AT LACK-LAND AIR FORCE HOSPITAL , (COMPLICATIONS AND WITH LUNG CANCER),  SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, HE WAS INTERNED AT SAN FERNANDO CEMETERY,  WITH,  FULL MILITARY HONORERS.  WITH HIS DISTINGUISHED CAREER, WITH THE U.S. ARMY,  ACTIVE FEDERAL MILITARY SERVICE, HIS SERVICE WITH THE IOWA NATIONAL GUARD,  (ARMY),  ALSO, HIS WITH HIS RETIRED RESERVE. 8 CORPS,  WHICH TOOK HIM POST WORLD WAR I, (1922),  THROUGHOUT WAR TOREN EUROPE,  ((PRE,  DURING, AND POST),  WORLD WAR II), (CHINA DEFENSE), 1943-45, 1941 THRU 1955 WITH THE OCCUPATION OF EUROPE, 1945 THRU 1950, CONCLUDING WITH  (39), THIRTY-NINE, YEARS OF SERVICE. ((30.6 YEARS ACTIVE-US ARMY, FEDERAL SERVICE),  (5 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS,  IOWA NATIONAL GUARD SERVICE)  AND  (3.6  YEARS RETIRED RESERVE, EIGHT, (8), CORPS))). TOTALING 39.6 YEARS, ADDITIONALLY, ONE YEAR, SIX  MONTHS,  (1.6), CIVILIAN FEDERAL SERVICE, WITH THE RED RIVER ARMY DEPOT, IN TEXARCANA, TEXAS, TOTALING OVER FORTY, (40) YEARS OF SERVICE, WITH THE UNITED STATES ARMY.  STAFF SERGEANT SIEREN''S FINAL DISCHARGE FROM THE U. S. ARMY,  EIGHT CORPS, (8 TH), RETIRED RESERVE, ON,  01 SEPTEMBER 1965.  SERGEANT, E-6 SIEREN,  OFFICALLY RETIRED, COMPLETING ALL REQUIREMENTS OF THE RETIRED RESERVE, IOWA NATIONAL GUARD AND ACTIVE U. S. ARMY FEDERAL SERVICE. HIS CIVILIAN SERVICE WAS AT REDSTONE ARMY DEPOT, TEXAS FOR APPROXIMATELY ONE, (1) YEAR AND SIX, (6) MONTHS, TOTALLING FORTY, (40) YEARS OF FEDERAL, STATE AND CIVILIAN SERVICE TO THE UNITED STATES ARMY. AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT..

NEXT, DUE TO THE HEALTH CONCERNS OF THEIR SON,  STAFF SERGEANT SIEREN, HIS CHILDREN AND HIS WIFE,  MARIE, (MARY),  DECIDED TO MOVE TO SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, BECAUSE OF OPPORTUNITY AND THE MEDICAL FACILITIES LOCATED THERE IN  THE SUMMER OF 1962. ALSO, HE CONTINUED TO WORK AT THE RED RIVER ARMY DEPOT, (TEMPORARY), FOR ONE AND A HALF YEARS, UNTIL HE COMPLETED THE WORK FOR WHICH HE WAS HIRED FOR. THEN RETURNING TO SAN ANTONIO,  ATTENDING  SEVERAL TECHNICAL SCHOOLS AND MANAGING SERVICE STATIONS, (GAS STATIONS). HE ALSO RECEIVED SEVERAL CERTIFICATES FOR COMPLETEATING THOSE COURSES OF STUDY TO INCLUDE AN ASSOCIATES OF ARTS DEGREE IN 1968 WITH, "HONERS", WITH OVER 1168 HOURS OF CLASS INSTRUCTION..
 
HIS VETERANS DISABILITY RETIREMENT WAS OFFICIALLY APPROVED 10 YEARS LATER DURING THE 1972 YEAR AND HIS DISABILITY WAS AFFIRMED AT ONE HUNDRED PERCENT, (100%).  HE WAS TO COLLECT THE VA BENEFIT FOR LESS THAN TWO YEARS, UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 02 MARCH 1974..

 STAFF SERGEANT SIEREN, RETIRED, BEING DISABLED, LIVED IN LACKLAND TERRECE, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, CONTINUED TO WORK AND GO TO TECHNICAL SCHOOLS,  AFTER  HIS  LENGTHY, DISTINGUISHED ARMY CAREER, (DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF RETIREMENT RECEIVED, HE ALSO ENJOYED WORKING, TOO), UNTIL HE ENTERED WILFORD HALL- AIR FORCE BASE, HOSPITAL, FOR A ROUTINE EXAMINATION DURING DECEMBER 1973 AND WAS DIAGNOISED WITH A  MAJOR ILLINESS,  (CANCER), 1 ST ON HIS NOSE, AFTER SKIN SURGURY DURING JANUARY 1974, IT WAS THEN TO BE DETERMINED TO BE MORE EXTENSIVE THAN THOUGHT. FURTHER DIAGNOSIS AND TESTS, X-RAY, ETC IT WAS FOUND SEVERAL WEEKS LATER THAT HE HAD LUNG CANCER, WHICH HAD SPREAD. STAFF SERGEANT SIEREN, REMAINED HOSPITALIZED FIGHTING HIS LAST FIGHT, UNTIL HIS DEATH ON 02 MARCH 1974, LUNG CANCER AND COMPLICATIONS OF THE TREATMENT OF THE LUNG CANCER, (COLEBALT TREATMENT). THIS TREATMENT QUICKLY BROKE DOWN HIS IMMUNE SYSTEM, MAKING HIM WEAKER BY THE DAY. MY DAD WAITED FOR HIS YOUNGER BROTHER-IN-LAW, SFC SILVIUS BOJESCUL TO COME DOWN FROM FORT CARSON, CO. TO SEE HIM AND MY UNCLE WOULD GIVE HIM HIS LAST SHAVE, IN FEBRUARY 1974. MY DAD LOVED BOTH HIS BROTHER-IN-LAWS, SILVIUS AND ADRIAN, TREATING THEM MORE LIKE YOUNGER BROTHERS OR SONS THAN IN-LAWS. MY DAD WILL BE  ALWAYS LOVED, ADMIRED, REMEMBERED AND MISSED..

IN 2004, WASHINGTON D.C., A WORLD WAR II, MEMORIAL WAS ESTABLISHED FOR THE VETERANS WHO SERVED IN AND DURING AND POST THE END OF THE WAR AND OCCUPATION OF EUROPE AND JAPAN. THEIR .DUTIES AND ASSIGNMENTS, ALSO THEIR UNITS, (DIVISIONS),  THAT PERTAIN TO THE 34 INFANTRY DIVISION, 2 ND BRIGADE,168 TH INFANTRY REGIMENTH, MERGING/TRANSFERED TO THE USAREUR, 7 TH ARMY, SWORD OF FREEDOM UNIT, 350 TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, 524 TH MILITARY POLICE BATTALION, 68 TH MILITARY POLICE "D", RIFLE. Co. (MILITARY POLICEMAN)..

IN MARCH OF1946 THAT RESPONSIBILITIES WERE TO BE ASSIGNED to the 7 ARMY, 350 TH INFANTRY REGIMENTH, EUROPEAN OCCUPATATION COMMAND, "SWORD OF FREEDOM", UNIT, 305 TH MILITARY POLICE BATTALION, 68 TH MILITARY POLICE Co. EXCLUSIVELY DURING AND THE SUBSEQUENT OCCUPATION OF EUROPE TO INCLUDE THE END OF THE OCCUPATION, 1955..
MY DAD IS REGISTERED WITH THE WORLD WAR II - MEMORIAL SERVICE AND HIS PICTURE AND DESCRIPTION OF HIS ACTIVITIES, UNITS, (DIVISION), AWARDED MEDALS, ASSESSMENTS AND DUTIES ARE INCLUDED WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE TWO, (2), YEARS ASSIGNED TO THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT, (DUE TO SECURITY REASONS, MARKED CLASSIFIED), S/R. 1943 THRU 1945,WERE SUBMITTED AND NOW REGISTERED WITH THE WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL SERVICE, ON 2013, IN WASHINGTON, D.C..  

ALSO, A PLAQUE IS IN THE IOWA NATIONAL GUARD MESUME, LOCATED AT FORT DODGE, IOWA,
HONERING HIS MILITARY CAREER, AS HE JOINED THE 113 CAVALRY, TROOP - E., THEN THE 14 TH CAVALRY TROOP F., THE 34 INFANTRY DIVISION, 2Nd. BRIGADE, 168 TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, USAREUR - 7 TH ARMY, SWORD OF FREEDOM UNIT, 350 TH. INFANTRY REGIMENTH, 524 TH M.P. BATTALION, 68 TH M.P. RIFLE, Co. EUROPEAN OCCUPATION FORCES, GERMANY/AUSTRIA. (WWII & COLD WAR VETERAN). (KOREA & VIETNAM ERA VETERAN). INCLUDED WITH HIS RETIRED RESERVE SERVICE AND 1 YR 6 MONTHS WITH THE ARMY DEPOT IN TEXARKANA, TX.,(SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT), HE HAS A TOTAL OF 41 YEARS OF MILITARY SERVICE TO THE UNITED STATES ARMY. HIS AWARDED MEDALS, EXPERT RIFLE AND PISTOLE MARKMANSHIP BADGES TOO, ARE NOTED ON THE PLAQUE. HE WAS TRULEY,  A MAN OF THE "GREATEST GENERATATION". LOVED, ADMIRED AND RESPECTED ALWAYS..

 
   
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

SSG WILLIAM JOHN SIEREN COUNTRIES DEPLOYED OR VISITED.

Svalbard Spain United States of America Antarctica South Georgia Falkland Islands Bolivia Peru Ecuador Colombia Venezuela Guyana Suriname French Guiana Brazil Paraguay Uruguay Argentina Chile Greenland Canada United States of America United States of America Israel Jordan Cyprus Qatar United Arab Emirates Oman Yemen Saudia Arabia Iraq Afghanistan Turkmenistan Iran Syria Singapore China Mongolia Papua New Guinea Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Malaysia Tiawan Philippines Vietnam Cambodia Laos Thailand Burma Bangladesh Sri Lanka India Bhutan Nepal Pakistan Afghanistan Turkmenistan Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan Japan North Korea South Korea Russia Kazakhstan Russia Montenegro Portugal Azerbaijan Armenia Georgia Ukraine Moldova Belarus Romania Bulgaria Macedonia Serbia Bosonia & Herzegovina Turkey Greece Albania Croatia Hungary Slovakia Slovenia Malta Spain Portugal Spain France Italy Italy Austria Switzerland Belgium France Ireland United Kingdom Norway Sweden Finland Estonia Latvia Lithuania Russia Poland Czech Republic Germany Denmark The Netherlands Iceland El Salvador Guatemala Panama Costa Rica Nicaragua Honduras Belize Mexico Trinidad & Tobago Puerto Rico Dominican Republic Haiti Jamaica The Bahamas Cuba Vanuatu Australia Solomon Islands Fiji New Caledonia New Zealand Eritrea Ethiopia Djibouti Somalia Kenya Uganda Tanzania Rwanda Burundi Madagascar Namibia Botswana South Africa Lesotho Swaziland Zimbabwe Mozambique Malawi Zambia Angola Democratic Repbulic of Congo Republic of Congo Gabon Equatorial Guinea Central African Republic Cameroon Nigeria Togo Ghana Burkina Fassu Cote d'Ivoire Liberia Sierra Leone Guinea Guinea Bissau The Gambia Senegal Mali Mauritania Niger Western Sahara Sudan Chad Egypt Libya Tunisia Morocco Algeria


AustriaChinaIrelandFranceGermanyItalyUnited States


 Tributes from Members  
TRIBUTE TO MY BELOVED, DAD1 posted by SC Sieren, John (Big John, SGT. Retired), SGT 36
TRIBUTE TO MY BELOVED, DAD posted by SC Sieren, John (Big John, SGT. Retired), SGT 36
TRIBUTE TO SSGT. WILLIAM J. SIEREN posted by SC Sieren, John (Big John, SGT. Retired), SGT 36
Tribute posted by SC Sieren, John (Big John, SGT. Retired), SGT 36
TRIBUTE TO SSGT W .J. SIEREN posted by SC Sieren, John (Big John, SGT. Retired), SGT 36
2014 TRIBUTE TO MY DAD, VIOLA L. CARLILE... posted by SC Sieren, John (Big John, SGT. Retired), SGT 36
2014 TRIBUTE TO MY DAD posted by SC Sieren, John (Big John, SGT. Retired), SGT 36
STAFF SERGEANT W. J. SIEREN posted by SC Sieren, John (Big John, SGT. Retired), SGT 36
VETERANS DAY, 2013.1 posted by SC Sieren, John (Big John, SGT. Retired), SGT 36
CHARACTER AND EFFICIENCY posted by SC Sieren, John (Big John, SGT. Retired), SGT 36
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Rifle Expert (1881-1921)Pistol Expert (1907-1921)
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 National Guard Awards


 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1922, Basic Training Waived (ARNG Pre WWII)
 Unit Assignments
U.S. Army113th Cavalry Regiment14th Armored Cavalry RegimentARNG Training Units
168th Support Group34th Infantry DivisionDivision Support Command (DISCOM) 34th Infantry Division168th Military Police Battalion
1st Battalion, 168th Infantry Regiment7th Service CommandDefense Intelligence Agency (DIA)/Defense Attache Office (USDAO)State Department
89th Regional Readiness Command (89th RRC)/331st Medical GroupMilitary Police UnitsUS Army Europe (USAREUR)350th Infantry Regiment
US Army Europe (USAREUR)25th Transportation BattalionSoutheastern Signal School (Staff) Fort MonmouthCommunications-Electronics Command (CECOM)/US Army Information Systems Engineer Command (USAISEC)
Fitzsimons Army Medical Center (FAMC)Army Garrison White Sands Missile Range (WSMR)647th Area Support Group47th Engineer Battalion (Combat)
Quartermaster Units864th Engineer Battalion4th Army2nd Armored Division Band
2nd Armored DivisionRetired ReserveVIII CorpsUS Army Reserve Command (USARC)
  1922-1922, 761, Fort Dodge, Iowa
  1922-1925, 761, Fort Dodge, Iowa
  1922-1925, 761, 113th Cavalry Regiment/HHT
  1928-1934, 1st Squadron, 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment/HHT
  1934-1940, 761, 1st Squadron, 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment/HHT
  1936-1940, 761, Training and Technology Battle Lab (T3BL)
  1940-1940, 677, 168th Support Group
  1941-1941, 745, 34th Infantry Division
  1941-1942, 677, Division Support Command (DISCOM) 34th Infantry Division/HHC/MMC
  1941-1942, 677, 168th Military Police Battalion/HHC
  1941-1945, 745, 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry Regiment
  1942-1942, 521, 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry Regiment
  1942-1943, 745, 7th Service Command
  1942-1945, 677, Defense Attache Office (USDAO)/United States Defense Attache Office, Peking, China
  1943-1945, AAF MOS 189, State Department
  1945-1945, 188, 331st Medical Group/ 4223rd United States Army Hospital
  1945-1946, 669, 524th Military Police Battalion
  1945-1950, 677, 524th Military Police Battalion
  1946-1950, 4677, US Army Europe (USAREUR)
  1946-1950, 1677, 350th Infantry Regiment
  1946-1950, 1677, US Army Europe (USAREUR)
  1947-1950, 1677, 350th Infantry Regiment
  1950-1950, 03Z, 25th Transportation Battalion
  1950-1951, 581, HHC, Southeastern Signal School (Staff) Fort Monmouth, NJ
  1951-1952, 1603, US Army Information Systems Engineer Command (USAISEC)/USAISC-White Sands Missle Range
  1952-1952, Fitzsimons Army Medical Center (FAMC)
  1952-1952, Army Garrison White Sands Missile Range (WSMR)
  1952-1954, 1824, 647th Area Support Group
  1952-1954, 1321, 47th Engineer Battalion (Combat)
  1952-1956, 471st Quartermaster Battalion
  1954-1954, 1824, 47th Engineer Battalion (Combat)/C Company
  1954-1956, 864th Engineer Battalion
  1956-1959, 2356, 4th Army
  1959-1962, 1816, 2nd Armored Division Band
  1959-1962, 1616, 2nd Armored Division/502nd Administration Company
  1962-1965, 11E10, Retired Reserve
  1962-1965, 00D, VIII Corps
  1962-1965, 11D30, Retired Reserve
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1943 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)
  1942-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1942-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater1
  1942-1945 WWII - China-Burma-India Theater/China Defensive Campaign (1942-45)
  1945-1950 Occupation Duty
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1959-1962 Operation White Star
  1962-1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
  1962-1965 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (1962-65)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Army?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Army?
In what ways has TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Saint Phillips College, San Antonio TXSaint Phillips College, San Antonio TX
  1941-1941, Others/Not Listed
  1952-1956, Others/Not Listed
  1954-1954, Others/Not Listed
  1966-1968, Saint Phillips College, San Antonio TX
  1969-1970, Saint Phillips College, San Antonio TX
  1969-1970, St. Philip's College
  1969-1970, St. Philip's College
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