JOEL M SABEL
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HONORED ON PANEL 23E, LINE 45 OF THE WALL

JOEL MICHAEL SABEL

WALL NAME

JOEL M SABEL

PANEL / LINE

23E/45

DATE OF BIRTH

09/22/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/10/1967

HOME OF RECORD

WEST COVINA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOEL MICHAEL SABEL
POSTED ON 6.16.2008
POSTED BY: Joe Vallecorsa

A Tribute to Joel M. Sabel

You were one of the brave who answered the call. You honored your country by your service and ultimate sacrifice. Your countrymen 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 knowing you are honored and remembered.
God bless you.

A Fellow Vietnam Veteran from West Covina
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POSTED ON 3.14.2007
POSTED BY: Joseph Montoya

In Honor Of A Lancer Hero

Joel Sabel was part of the Class of 1961 from Bishop Amat High School in La Puente, California. Joel transfered to Baldwin Park High School his senior year. Joel arrived in-country on 21 April 1967; and was killed at Dak To, South Vietnam, on 10 July 1967. Joel was the 1st of 5 Lancer alumni killed in the Vietnam War. The other KIA's were Joseph Albertini, David Lalich, John Thielen and Stanley Tunall. As a 1970 alumni, I am doing research on these 5 heroes and the other 100 plus alumni that served during the Vietnam War. If you have any information on Joel or any of the other Lancers who served in the Vietnam War, please contact me.
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POSTED ON 3.10.2007
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

CITATION FOR POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS


CITATION FOR AWARD OF THE

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS


SABEL, JOEL MICHAEL
Specialist Fourth Class, U.S. Army

Headquarters and Headquarters Company
4th Battalion (Airborne)
503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate)

Date of Action: 10 July 1967


Citation:


The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joel Michael Sabel, Specialist Fourth Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion (Airborne), 503d Infantry, 173d Airborne Brigade (Separate). Specialist Four Sabel distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 10 July 1967 while serving as a medic of an Airborne infantry company on a combat mission deep in hostile territory. When his company came under heavy automatic weapons and mortar fire from a well entrenched enemy force, Specialist Sabel repeatedly ignored his own safety to move among his wounded comrades to treat them. Seriously wounded himself, he refused medical aid and instructed others in treating the injured while he bandaged his own wounds. He continued to expose himself to the withering hostile fire while rendering constant aid to others despite his own injuries. With mortar and automatic weapons falling around him, he never stopped to consider his own welfare. He was mortally wounded while bravely caring for the needs of his comrades in the face of grave danger. Specialist Four Sabel's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.


HQ US Army, Vietnam

General Orders No. 4663 (14 September 1967)





THE PROUD YOUNG VALOR THAT ROSE ABOVE THE MORTAL

AND THEN, AT LAST, WAS MORTAL AFTER ALL





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE





31 JULY 1999



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POSTED ON 7.10.2005
POSTED BY: Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67

Not forgotten

Joel, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you for protecting the freedoms we have today.
A true hero.
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POSTED ON 11.29.2002
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS MOST HEROIC UNITED STATES ARMY SERVICEMAN A POSTHUMOUS RECIPIENT OF THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE

CORPORAL


JOEL MICHAEL SABEL


served as a


COMBAT MEDIC


with


HEADQUARTERS & HEADQUARTERS COMPANY

4th BATTALION

503rd INFANTRY REGIMENT

101st AIRBORNE DIVISION

" THE SCREAMING EAGLES "


and was posthumously awarded the



DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS


PURPLE HEART





THE PROUD YOUNG VALOR THAT ROSE ABOVE THE MORTAL

AND THEN, AT LAST, WAS MORTAL AFTER ALL





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE





2-14-19999



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