|The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Mississippi - March 8,1998
David Eugene Wiggins, born January 11, 1942, passed
away on March 3,1998 in Gulfport, Miassissippi. He was a retired lieutenant colonel
in the U.S. Army. He was awarded the Order of the Eagle in Boy Scouts. His
education included high school, Arlington, Virginia, bachelor's from University of
Texas-Arlington, MBA and Ph.D. from Indiana University. He served with the 82nd
Airborne Division, Special Forces. He was awarded the Bronze Star for Vietnam
service and the Meritorious Service Medal on retirement. His life was devoted to
his country and his family. He is survived by his daughters, Amy Filley, Elizabeth
Wiggins and Joy Wiggins; his mother, Mary lone Wiggins; and sisters, Diane Hartley and
Judy Bowers. A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 9,
1998, from the downtown chapel of Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Avenue in Gulfport.
Additional services will be conducted from the Main Chapel, Fort Sam Houston at 1 p.m. on
Tuesday and interment will be in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Mack Hodges and I went from Wakefield to
Texas A & M. I left A & M after the first year and finished a B.S. degree in
Biology at the University of Texas at Arlington. I joined the Medical Service Corps
of the U.S. Army and served tours with Special Forces in Vietnam (1968). The Army
sent me to school at Indiana University for my Masters and Doctorate in Business.
Currently, I am a LTC and chief of Resource Planning for the Surgeon General's office at
the Pentagon. I am also teaching at GWU. I married an Arlington, Texas girl,
Cynthia. We live in Mt. Vernon, Virginia with our three daughters, Amy (14),
Elizabeth (11) and Joy (6).
1985 Reunion Directory:
Wife: Chythia, Radio Advertising
Children: Amy; Elizabeth; Joy
1990 Reunion Directory:
Wife: Chythia, Radio Advertizing
Children: Army; Elizabeth; Joy