JOHN F LOBSINGER
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HONORED ON PANEL 35E, LINE 16 OF THE WALL

JOHN FORMAN LOBSINGER

WALL NAME

JOHN F LOBSINGER

PANEL / LINE

35E/16

DATE OF BIRTH

04/18/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/23/1968

HOME OF RECORD

ST LOUIS PARK

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hennepin County

STATE

MN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN FORMAN LOBSINGER
POSTED ON 6.28.2017
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of SP4 John F. Lobsinger

Fire Support Base 25 was located in Kontum Province, approximately 2 1/2 miles northeast of Ben Het in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. In early 1968, FSB 25 was being threatened by an estimated battalion-sized element of the 66th NVA Regiment. The enemy was able to endure American air strikes and artillery fire in their bunkers while trail watchers observed FSB 25. High-speed approaches from their fortified positions allowed them to reach fighting positions as soon as the bombardments ended. At 1230 hours on January 23, 1968, A & C Companies, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry, conducted a sweep from FSB 25 to nearby Hill 800 to clear a ridge from which they were receiving rocket and recoilless rifle fire. Moving against the enemy positions, the fire was so intense that A Company got pinned down. Suffering numerous casualties, both companies withdrew to the firebase. An intense mortar barrage was then launched against the base. The withering fire hailed on top of bunkers, causing several more casualties and secondary explosions to which a great fire raged, threatening to detonate over 2000 rounds of 4.2-inch mortar rounds. The enemy also hurled white phosphorous rounds which set crates of ammunition on fire. With no water on the hilltop, soldiers scrambled to put the fires out by shoveling dirt on the burning crates. All the fires were extinguished after about 45 minutes. The bombardment resulted in seven American deaths. They included SP4 Hilaire A. Andry Jr., SP4 James M. Berge, SP4 James I Buchner, SP4 Ronnie J. Eskew, SP4 John F. Lobsinger, SP4 Donald G. MacIntosh, and PFC Joseph S. McKinney. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “Apache Recon: Because of the Brave” by Michael l. Moomey]
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POSTED ON 1.8.2015
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, St. Cloud, Minnesota & Herb Reckinger Jr., Cottage Grove, Minnesota

Photo remembrance of John Forman Lobsinger

This 1967 photo of John was provided by his good friend and classmate Terry Kirberger from St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Terry last saw John at John’s mother’s funeral and three months later Terry was attending John’s funeral. Thank you Terry for providing the picture for John’s memorial!

John, it is with great humility, pride and honor that Terry, Herb and I post this remembrance for you and upload your photo so that your memory and the sacrifice you made for your country will never be forgotten and to ensure your photo will be displayed on your birthday each and every year when the Education Center is completed. You are not forgotten and remain in the hearts of many after all these years. Thank you John for being who you were and for all you did. We live in freedom to this day thanks to heroes like you that answered the call to duty.

You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor John.
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POSTED ON 11.24.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 John Forman Lobsinger, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 12.26.2009
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

John is buried at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn. PH
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POSTED ON 1.15.2007
POSTED BY: Jack Benitez

My Brother served with you

I heard of you from my brother John. You were both Medics. C Co 3/12th 4th Inf. He talked about you and took your loss pretty hard. He said that you were a good medic and he was proud of you. Thank you for your service, may you rest in peace.
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