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Todd M Siebert

Baden, Pennsylvania

February 16, 2007

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
34 Marine Capt

3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force

Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

 Killed while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

Capt. Todd M. Siebert
Jacksonville, N.C.
Formerly of Franklin Park

Capt. Todd Michael Siebert, 34, of Jacksonville, N.C., formerly of Franklin Park, was killed in action Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, while conducting combat operations in the Al-Anbar Province of Iraq. He was born March 22, 1972, and graduated from North Allegheny High School, where he was a member of the R.O.T.C., and Penn State University. Capt. Siebert was a member of the Marine Historical Society and an avid collector of World War II military memorabilia and enjoyed landscaping. He was in the 3rd Battalion, Sixth Marines and served his country in Afghanistan and Iraq. He was awarded the Purple Heart, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal, the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation and the Navy Unit Commendation. He is survived by his parents, Thomas W. and Dorothy (Weiss) Siebert, of Harmony; wife, Darcy (Shever) Siebert, whom he married Aug. 8, 1994; children, Nicholas and Alicia Siebert; brother, Thomas Siebert (Tracey), of Harmony; sisters, Diana Climo (Daniel), of Zelienople, and Denise Ridenour (Glenn), of Wexford, and father-in-law, Delmar Shever (Barbara) of Tampa, Fla. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME INC., 324 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Gregory Catholic Church, 2 West Beaver St., Zelienople. Please meet at church. Burial with military honors will follow in Grace Church Cemetery, Harmony. Memorial donations may be made to the Siebert Scholarship Foundation, c/o Marine Credit Union, PO Box 1551, Jacksonville, NC 28541-1551.
From Winston-Salem Journal Journalnow.com 02/26/07:

Man killed in Iraq laid to rest
Todd Siebert, based at Camp Lejeune, called true Marine

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ZELIENOPLE, Pa.

The body of a Marine killed in Iraq earlier this month was laid to rest after a flag-bedecked funeral procession and service.

The coffin of Infantry Capt. Todd M. Siebert, who was based in North Carolina, was carried under a huge American flag suspended from fire truck ladders in the procession about 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh on Saturday. About 60 smaller flags adorned parking meters in town.

Siebert, formerly of Franklin Park, was killed by a roadside bomb Feb. 16 while he was on patrol near Anbar Province, Iraq. He was 34.

"He was the true meaning of a Marine in the United States Marine Corps," said Glenn Ridenour, Siebert's brother-in-law, reading from a statement by Siebert's wife, Darcy. "He lived and breathed the Marine Corps."

About 280 people attended the funeral at St. Gregory's Catholic Church. Some children had photos of Siebert pinned to their sweaters.

Siebert served with the 3rd Battalion of the 6th Marines and was deployed to Iraq in January after visiting his family at Christmas. He previously spent 10 days in Iraq and had served in Afghanistan in 2001 after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

For the past10 years, Siebert had lived at Camp Lejeune with his wife, 9-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son.

Relatives said earlier that Siebert always wanted to be in the military, often dressing like a soldier while playing when he was very young.

From Pittsburg, PA post-gazette.com 02/20/07:

North Hills native killed after just six weeks in Iraq

Tuesday, February 20, 2007
By Dennis B. Roddy, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A North Hills native who spent a career in the Marines and served in Afghanistan in the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks was killed in Iraq Friday, the victim of an apparent bomb or rocket, his family reported.

Capt. Todd M. Siebert, who served with the 3rd Battalion of the 6th Marines, died after his armored military vehicle was struck by an unidentified projectile during patrol in Al Anbar Province. He would have turned 35 next month.

Capt. Siebert had been in Iraq just six weeks before he was killed, according to family.

Yesterday, the military issued this account of the incident:

"Capt Todd Siebert was killed in action while conducting combat operations against anti-Iraqi forces in the Al Anbar Province. Capt Siebert was the left rear passenger of a M1114 high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle with level I armor when it was struck by an unidentified explosive projectile. Capt. Siebert was pronounced dead at [1:30 p.m.] on Feb. 16, 2007."

"He had been over in Iraq for a brief stint, probably a command setup, and visited here at Christmas," said his brother-in-law, Glenn Ridenour.

Capt. Siebert grew up in Franklin Park and graduated from North Allegheny High School in 1990. At school, he belonged to the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program.

He enlisted in the Army in 1992, and later joined the Marines. He was promoted to sergeant before receiving an officer's commission in 1999, when he graduated from Penn State University with a degree in criminal justice and received a commission from the Marine Corps.

He and his family resided at Camp Lejeune, N.C., for the past 10 years.

"He was in the military and then went to Penn State," said Mr. Ridenour.

He leaves behind his wife, Darcy, a 9-year-old daughter, Alicia, and a 6-year-old son, Nicholas, as well as two sisters, a brother, and his parents, Thomas and Dorothy Siebert.

A military funeral is planned. 

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