Lt. John P. Sigman Biography-5

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Colonel John Phillip Sigman: Career Marine

Highlights:

  • 1947: Major John Sigman earned five Distinguished Flying Crosses (DFCs) and eleven Air Medals for his exceptional WW2 aerial accomplishments.

  • 1951: Sigman qualified as a helicopter pilot while stationed at Quantico  

  • 1955: Commander, Marine Air Reserve Training Detachment at Anacostia Naval Base 

  • 1958-1966:  Quantico Squadron Commander (Amphibious Warfare Helicopter Training); Executive Officer, Quantico Staff & Command School

  • 1967: Retired as a Marine Corps Colonel

John married Katharine Slaughter Boaz on November 14, 1944. Katherine had two daughters, Katharine and Louise. Jack and Katharine bought Indigo Farm -- 320 acres in Culpepper County in 1948 -- where they raised black angus cattle for 23 years until Katherine's death in 1980.

Colonel Sigman passed away on June 23rd, 2004, and was buried at the Warrenton VA Cemetery with full military honors.

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