SP4 JACOB BENEDICT BABIN, JR.
A CO, 504th Military Police
16th Military Police Group
18th Military Police Brigade
21, From Malden, Massachusetts
Deceased March 26, 1971 - Quang Tri, South Viet Nam
MEMORIAL TAKEN FROM
Jr., "A" Company of the 504th MP Battalion, Phu Bai. Killed in
action during an ambush of a convoy on March 26th, 1971. Jacob
extended his tour of duty in Vietnam past the required one year.
He was killed with 11 days to go.
MEMORIAL AUTHORED BY
GERALD L. DIXON
(as taken from www.virtualwall.org)
was attached to the 504th MP Bn from the 630th MP Co for Operation Lam
Son 719. Jacob was a good friend and is always in my thoughts and
prayers even though it's been over 30 years. As a member of the Convoy
escort platoon you were the driving force that kept us together. I
still remember you pinching me with your toes - never saw anyone do
that but you.
Love you and
miss you, Jake.
VIETNAM MEMORIAL WALL"
us not forget Specialist Four Jacob Benedict Jr Babin, casualty of the
Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service, SP4 Babin
served our country until March 26th, 1971 in Quang Tri, South Vietnam.
He was 21 years old and was not married. Jacob died from small arms
fire. His body was recovered. Jacob was born on December 15th, 1949 in
Babin is on panel 04W, line 079 of the Veterans Memorial Wall in
CASUALTY RECORD FOR JACOB BENEDICT BABIN,
Home: Malden, Massachusetts
Birth Date: 1949-12-15
Religion: Roman Catholic
Serial Number: 034363528
Component: Selective Service
Length of Service: **
Start of Tour: 1970-02-06
Casualty Date: 1971-03-26
Casualty Type: Hostile, Died
Reason: Gun, Small Arms Fire
Air or Ground: Ground Casualty
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Quang Tri
Posthumous Promotion: No change
Body Recovered: Body recovered
Location on The Wall: Panel 04W - Row 079
Processed Date: 7103
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