JOHN M BABICH
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HONORED ON PANEL 8W, LINE 41 OF THE WALL

JOHN MICHAEL BABICH

WALL NAME

JOHN M BABICH

PANEL / LINE

8W/41

DATE OF BIRTH

03/16/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/22/1970

HOME OF RECORD

FRANKLIN GROVE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lee County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN MICHAEL BABICH
POSTED ON 6.21.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us....
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POSTED ON 7.1.2019
POSTED BY: Lee Wagner

RIP

I new John when we were in school. I new his father and sister Terry. John and I were in country at the same time. My heart is broken.
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POSTED ON 11.14.2017
POSTED BY: Raymond Inabnitt

Looking for more info

Trying to comile additional information on CPL Babich. Working on locating where he was buried and any additional info that family members would be privy to.

Ray Inabnitt
US Army, Retired
www.weservedtogether.Com
Photo and graveside researcher
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POSTED ON 3.23.2017
POSTED BY: CW2 Hernandez, Jose C.

In memory of PFC. John Babich

Found in Dixon Evening Telegraph, July 31, 1970

Phu Bai
I want to live, but if I have to die.
Please dig my grave in old Phu Bai.
There’s nothing here for those alive, it has been said.
Probably it’s because Phu Bai, means the land of the dead.
There’s no place to go, or nothing to do.
But two days after payday, I’m broke, too.
You hear choppers and planes, day and night
And an occasional drunk yells, “Phu Bai is all right!”
Phu Bai P.X., helps you save your gold.
Because when you get there, the goodies have all been sold.
You work all day, come dragging your tail
And to complete you misery, there no mail
So you get drunk again and go to bed
And dream you’re on the block, instead of the land of the dead.
You go to the mess hall, and in great disbelief
There’s the Phu Bai Steak again: Roast beef
Mama-san loses your clothes, or gives you some that won’t fit
And when you get on her about it, she says, “No biet.”
Baby-san will give the “V” Sign and the power shave of the hand.
Then she’ll ask for two cigarettes, one for her and onve for her old man.
When I get back to the block, and meet someone I can’t stand
I won’t curse and get all nasty, I’ll simply say “Phu Bai you Man!”
Anonymous
Adv,
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POSTED ON 11.18.2016
POSTED BY: Tom Clark, Teacher

Help!

We need your help! Since 1986, the students of Lake Central High School in Northwest Indiana have been researching men and women from the State of Indiana who gave their lives in the Vietnam War. We are the researchers for the World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War Memorials located in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. Of the1621 Vietnam casualties, we have located 1100+ families as of the date of this entry. We are now researching the men and women from the State of Illinois who gave their lives in the Vietnam War. If you have any information or photos that may help please contact us at the following: [email protected]
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