Special Notice: 2215

Dear Golden Eagles,

It is my sad duty to inform you that Mrs. Sybil Bailey Stockdale, the widow of Golden Eagle VADM James B. Stockdale, USN (Ret), who made his Last Take-Off on 07/05/2005, passed away peacefully at age 90 on October 10, 2015 in Coronado, CA. She was at peace – without pain or fear. Founder and first leader of the National League of Families of Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia, she lobbied American politicians, military and civilian pentagon leaders, and North Vietnamese negotiators in Paris on behalf of – and to improve conditions for – those imprisoned in Vietnam for several years.

From their son, Jim Stockdale, Jr.  “Arrangements are yet to be announced. No plans firmed up yet – but when timing is established, she will be laid to rest next to Dad at the U. S. Naval Academy Cemetery. A date for a Memorial Service in Coronado is being considered.”

“Thanks for thoughts and prayers. I envision her running to greet Dad in much the same way she did 42 years ago at the end of a long cruise.” James B. Stockdale, Jr.

In Sadness,
Don Boecker-Pilot