Grave marker for Vincent W. Siren in the
Roselawn Cemetery, Tallahassee, Florida
Son of Mathias A and Barbara Siren, he was born in Nebraska
and raised in Juaniata Township, Hastings City, Nebraska as one of six
Despite his rural upbringing, Vincent was appointed to and graduated from
West Point Military Academy, Class of 1938. He served as a paratrooper in
In the summer of 1943 he was assigned as the Executive Officer of the 508th
Parachute Infantry Regiment while it was stationed at Camp Mackall, NC. He
was transferred to another newly forming regiment as a cadre member before
the 508th shipped out to the European Theater of Operations (ETO).
He remained in the Army serving in both Korea and Vietnam before his
retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel.