JOHN F BOBB
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HONORED ON PANEL 51W, LINE 38 OF THE WALL

JOHN FRANKLIN BOBB

WALL NAME

JOHN F BOBB

PANEL / LINE

51W/38

DATE OF BIRTH

10/09/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/23/1968

HOME OF RECORD

ERLANGER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Kenton County

STATE

KY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN FRANKLIN BOBB
POSTED ON 7.9.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 7.23.2018
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 10.27.2017

Final Mission of BM1 John F. Bobb

On July 23, 1968, River Assault Division 91 units with 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry soldiers embarked were enroute to beaching areas on the Giong Trom Canal, eight miles southeast of Ben Tre, RVN, when they were ambushed on the Ben Tre Stream about six miles southeast of Ben Tre. The boats immediately turned toward the ambush positions, saturated the area with machine gun and cannon fire, and landed their infantrymen to counterattack the enemy and search the area. During the battle, the boat captain of Assault Support Patrol Boat 91-4, BM1 John F. Bobb, was killed when a rocket hit the coxswain’s flat of his boat. In his last heroic act before he died, BM1 Bobb beached his boat to prevent it from hitting the other boats in the formation. The gradient where the boat was grounded was very steep, and the boat swamped and subsequently sunk. The ASPB was recovered the following day and returned for repairs. The 20mm gunner on the craft, FN David A. Pearson, was also killed when a 75mm recoilless-rifle round severely damaged his gunmount. Ten other sailors were wounded in the battle. A soldier from A Company, 3rd Battalion, PFC James H. Martin, drowned after being caught on the ramp of one of the troop carriers and pulled into the water while the craft was attempting to extract troops off the beach under fire. PFC Martin was posthumously promoted to corporal. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 10.9.2017
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Petty Officer First Class John Franklin Bobb, Served aboard Assault Support Patrol Boat 91-4 (ASPB 91-4), River Assault Squadron 9, Task Force 117, (TF-117), United States Naval Forces Vietnam (USNAVFORV).
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POSTED ON 4.13.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR BM1 BOBB,
THAN YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A BOATSWAIN'S MATE 1ST CLASS. IT HAS BEEN FAR TOO LONG FOR ALL OF YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE. MANY OF US HAVE BEGUN OUR JOURNEY TO EASTER. AND YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS. IT IS HOLY THURSDAY, AND PASSOVER - GOD'S BLESSINGS ON YOU.
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