STEPHEN E BEBOUT
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HONORED ON PANEL 19W, LINE 113 OF THE WALL

STEPHEN EUGENE BEBOUT

WALL NAME

STEPHEN E BEBOUT

PANEL / LINE

19W/113

DATE OF BIRTH

03/22/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/18/1969

HOME OF RECORD

CONVOY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Van Wert County

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR STEPHEN EUGENE BEBOUT
POSTED ON 3.19.2020
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Misadventure (Friendly Fire)

SGT Stephen E. Bebout served with A Company, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division. On August 18, 1969, near the end of his tour, SGT Bebout was injured in a friendly fire incident in the vicinity of LZ Weigt-Davis, ten miles south of Plei Do Lim Airfield in Pleiku Province, RVN. Apparently, right before 6:00 AM, a falling 81mm mortar illumination canister weighing nine pounds struck Bebout in the leg. A dustoff (emergency medical evacuation by helicopter) was requested and he was taken to a U.S. medical facility following which his damaged leg was amputated. He was honorably discharged from the Army in December 1970. In January 1972, Bebout was at Van Wert County Hospital in Van Wert, OH, having a routine surgery to have his appendix removed. After several days of being laid up, a blood clot developed near the scarred tissue from his injury in Vietnam. The clot broke loose and entered his lungs. Several doctors tried to save him but were unsuccessful and he died on January 9, 1972. His family petitioned to have his name placed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington after it was completed in 1982. Bebout’s name was added in November 1987. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, vvmf.org, thewall-usa.com, and information provided by Elaine Klausing (March 2020)]
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POSTED ON 5.26.2019
POSTED BY: Norma Pancake

Gone, but not forgotten.

I did not know you well, but it is you that I dedicate my Memorial Day remembrance to this year. Rest In Peace SGT.
MSG (R) Norma Pancake
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POSTED ON 1.8.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR SERGEANT BEBOUT,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. I DO NOT KNOW YOUR MOS, BUT YOUR SERVICE WAS APPRECIATED. .IT IS THE EPIPHANY. AND WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU. IT IS NEW YEAR, WHICH MAKES IT FAR TOO LONG FOR YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE.. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 10.17.2016
POSTED BY: Elaine Klausing

My first love

We were only married for six months but you will always remain in my heart. So little time but so many memories.. till we meet again.. love Elaine ( Eleanor )
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POSTED ON 3.15.2016
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Misadventure (Friendly Fire)

SGT Stephen E. Bebout served with A Company, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division. On August 18, 1969, near the end of his tour, SGT Bebout was injured in a friendly fire incident in which he had to have a leg amputated. He was honorably discharged from the Army in December 1970. He died suddenly on January 9, 1972, in Convoy, OH, due to complications from the amputation. His name was added to the Memorial Wall in November 1987. [Taken from vvmf.org and coffeltdatabase.org]
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