OBITUARY

Neal Frederick Siebert

November 16, 1942July 13, 2015

Neal Frederick Siebert, born to Thomas and Doris Siebert on November 16, 1942 in San Mateo, California quietly passed away at home on July 13, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. He served twenty years in the US Army with two tours of duty in Viet Nam, where he received many awards, including the Purple Heart. His assignments with the famed 1st Infantry Division (The Big Red One), were apropos as he was soon after dubbed by friends throughout his life as “Big Red” and later “Big Dog.” After retiring from the Army, he pursued a second 22-year Civil Service career with the Department of the Army. Serving as a senior intelligence production manager he received accolades and awards for his contributions highlighted by outstanding intelligence support during Desert Storm. His performance was rewarded with his selection as the Deputy G3 for the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command. He retired a second time in 2005, only to begin his third career in 2007 as the President of Information Technology Coalition in Alexandria. Over the past ten years, he travelled the world with his wife and volunteered regularly at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. He became a connoisseur of fine cigars and scotch and enjoyed sharing these with his many friends. Neal is survived by his wife of 33 years, KC Gray Siebert; his sister, Kristie Siebert Wilson; his second mom, Theresa Wagstaff Siebert; and his two godchildren, Leigh Hewlett Greene and Spencer Scott Moore. He was a very proud veteran, loving husband, and truly devoted to family and friends. A full military funeral will be scheduled to take place at the Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be announced on his CaringBridge website. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Neal’s name to CaringBridge.org.

Services

  • Inurnment Thursday, February 11, 2016
REMEMBERING

Neal Frederick Siebert

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Harlie Treat

March 22, 2016

Neal (then we knew him as Capt. Siebert) was my company commander in the 101st Airborne in RVN, 1969. He was a great CO, looked out for his men, a difficult job considering the inept battalion CO we had. I've tried to locate Neal many times but failed, partly because I mostly looked in California as I knew that was where he was from. May he rest in well deserved peace and may his family be comforted and blessed.

Denni Jimmink

February 12, 2016

KC. You and Neal are in our hearts today and always.

David Wrigley

February 11, 2016

Neal was a great friend, who I could always count on for help when he came into the store I worked at. Thoughts and prayers are with KC and his family

Steve Breyfogle

February 11, 2016

I have very fond memories of Neal...he was a friend from our days at INSCOM...he was always available for me to discuss issues and he'll no doubt be missed by anyone who knew him.

January 22, 2016

The Captain was my C/O during Basic Training at Fort Polk, March 1968.
America lost a great Citizen and Soldier. I was so proud to have followed the Captain.

Pvt. Rowland Driskell
Co. B, 5th Battalion, 2nd Brigade

June Kelly

October 8, 2015

I had a dream last night about Neal and KC. When I woke up this morning I Googled him and was going to try and see if I could find him and get up with them. What I found was his obituary. Tears started immediately. He was so important in my life when I was younger. I met him on 3 Oct 1978 the date I started working at US Army Intelligence and Threat Analysis Center. He was a Major in the Army. We were a family back then and went through all the things family goes through. I looked up to him being 22 years old. Of course everyone looked up to him. He was the first person I told that I was pregnant with my oldest son even before I told my husband. God bless you Neal. I Love you.

Arthur Peterson

September 16, 2015

I am happy to had a chance to talk with Neal in April of this year. He was a terrific colleague and someone with strong character and values. He made an impact with his life every day.

Art Peterson

D. Dietrich

August 12, 2015

Neal was a fine human being, a friend, a colleague, and a mentor. His contributions to the US Army and to the nation are exemplary.

Elmo Wright

August 10, 2015

KC, all the best to you as you go on. Many of us who served with Neal are sad at his passing. He was a calm and wise mentor during some tumultuous times. But he was also generous with a smile. He did great work as an Army civilian at ITAC and at INSCOM. His professional work reflected the fine person he was all around.

August 1, 2015

I'm so sorry Neal has passed on to the next phase of his life. You will always be the loving couple I met in 1985 seated on a quilt in front of the Capitol lawn. You and Neal were thought of at the AIS reunion last month and hope to see you at the next one in 2020. Connie Russell Thomas, Class of 1965