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JOHN ELMO WATSON

JOHN ELMO
WATSON
  • Wall Name:JOHN E WATSON
  • Date of Birth:7/8/1947
  • Date of Casualty:8/27/1966
  • Home of Record:MANULIS
  • County of Record:ONONDAGA COUNTY
  • State:NY
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:10E, 52
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM

FRANK LEROY BARBEE

  • Wall Name:FRANK L BARBEE
  • Date of Birth:1/25/1946
  • Date of Casualty:8/28/1966
  • Home of Record:LOCKHART
  • County of Record:UNION COUNTY
  • State:SC
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:10E, 55
  • Casualty Province:PHOUC TUY

ROBERT LEO BABULA


is honored on Panel 10E, Line 52 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembered

    Posted on 10/15/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR STAFF SERGEANT BABULA,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A GRUNT. I AM SO SORRY YOU ARE STILL MIA. PLEASE COME HOME. WE ARE CELEBRATING EUROPEANS FINDING THIS WONDERFUL LAND. THANK YOU FOR DEFENDING IT.
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  • In Memory of the uncle I never had the privilege to meet.

    Posted on 5/27/16 - by A.E. Babula
    Uncle Bob,

    You have always been my hero. My dad could not talk about you without crying because he loved you so much. Every time I here our National Anthem and see our Nation's Guidon raised high in display proudly for all to see I think of you and your sacrifice. Thank You so much.

    Uncle Bob, you have taught me that freedom is not free and cannot be given as such. It can only be earned by the hard work and sacrifice of those who volunteer their own lives and freedoms so their countrymen may continue to enjoy those freedoms safely at home. Thank you for letting me see how beautiful this nation is and how strong it is because of the volunteers that continually come forward and give their freedoms and lives so our country can remain free.

    May God Bless you
    and the United States of America
    With Love and Respect
    Your Nephew,
    A.E. Babula

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  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 4/13/16 - by David Young
    I wear an MIA bracelet with your name on it. You are not forgotten.
  • school buddies

    Posted on 1/8/16 - by Tom Tocci
    Bob was a super good friend, st Bernards to high school, Bob sold sunday papers out side St Bernards Church, After church bob would push the cart back to the drug store on main st, Bob graduated in june of 65, I put Bob on the buss at hess's buss stop the first week of July around the 7th, I left for basic training july 13th. Bob's Mother did not deserve the news she received , she worked hard for her family, I liked her alot. Bob's Mom called him Bambi, There is not a week go by That I think of the sacrafice he made. We will meet again, It will be one huge party, RIP my friend.
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  • Thank You SSGT Robert Leo Babula For Serving Your Country

    Posted on 6/5/15 - by Thomas Mauser
    Thank you SSGT Robert Leo Babula for serving your country with pride, honor and courage.

    While I am a Canadian and have no direct experience of the Vietnam War, a cousin of mine from Cleveland, Ohio, served as a sergeant (and rifle squad leader) in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and experienced combat during his tour of duty in 1968 - 1969. He was fortunate to come home alive to his family.

    After reading your story, I wish from the bottom of my heart that you and your fellow Marine fire team members had also come home to your families.

    I want to thank you again for serving your country, and I will always pray for you and your fellow Marines.

    May God bless you and your family today and always!!

    Thomas Mauser
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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