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For The Press and Standard

American Legion Post 93 Walterboro Adjutant, Robert (Bob} Tiegs, reported to the US Naval Station Training Facility, Great Lakes, Illinois on August 8 1969. After basic training, he was assigned to Radioman A school at Bainbridge Maryland. He successfully completed A school and was transferred to US Naval Station Key West Florida. He completed his 18 months of duty and earned the rank of E4 before being transferred to the USS Canopus AS 34, a submarine tender stationed at Holy Loch, Scotland. Petty Officer Tiegs served aboard the Canopus for 3 years and received the rank of E5 right before being transferred to the USS Simon Lake AS 33, another submarine tender stationed in Rota, Spain. He remained on board the Simon Lake in Spain for 3 years until the ship returned to the US at the Charleston Naval Base shipyard. Before leaving Spain He was promoted to the rank of E6 (Radioman 1st Class). Petty Officer Tiegs decided to end his military career at Charleston and was given an Honorable discharge on January 17, 1978.

Bob was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, he attended St Francis Xavier and Bishop Neumann Catholic schools and graduated in 1968. He married his childhood sweetheart Linda Grace Wagner in December 1969. Linda traveled with him to Key West, Scotland, Spain and Charleston. Their son Jeremy was born in Key West and their daughter Jennifer was born in Scotland. The Tiegs family spent 10 years in Georgia before returning to South Carolina and settled in Walterboro. In 2001, Bob earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from the University of South Carolina Aiken. He taught Elementary education at Forest Hills until his retirement in 2016.

Bob has been associated with The American Legion for 18 years as a regular member, Post Commander and Adjutant.

He spends much of his time serving Veterans through his associations with; The American Legion, Colleton County Veterans Council and the Elks Lodge #1988 as their Veterans representative. He works closely with the Veterans Victory House in Walterboro and the Veterans Hospital in Charleston.

Bob has one grandson and three great granddaughters.