PAUL F COBB
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HONORED ON PANEL 61E, LINE 7 OF THE WALL

PAUL FREDERICK COBB

WALL NAME

PAUL F COBB

PANEL / LINE

61E/7

DATE OF BIRTH

07/26/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/16/1968

HOME OF RECORD

ROANOKE

COUNTY OF RECORD

City Of Roanoke

STATE

VA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

2LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR PAUL FREDERICK COBB
POSTED ON 7.25.2021
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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POSTED ON 7.26.2020
POSTED BY: Jury Washington

Thank You For Your Valiant Service Marine.

Without people like you our great nation would not exist. Rest in peace 2LT. Cobb, I salute your brave soul. Semper Fidelis!
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POSTED ON 12.19.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

THANK YOU

Dear Lt Paul Cobb,
Thank you for your service as an Infantry Officer. December is here, along with all the preparations. It is almost Christmas. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.16.2017
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Navy Cross Citation

Paul Frederick Cobb
Date of birth: July 26, 1943
Date of death: May 16, 1968
Home of record: Roanoke Virginia
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Navy Cross

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Second Lieutenant Paul Frederick Cobb (MCSN: 0-103410), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary heroism while serving as a Platoon Commander with Company A, First Battalion, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in the Republic of Vietnam on 16 May 1968. During Operation ALLEN BROOK in Quang Nam Province, Lieutenant Cobb's platoon was assigned the mission of reinforcing an adjacent unit which was heavily engaged with a well-entrenched enemy force and had sustained numerous casualties. Under intense fire, he led his men to a position behind the most heavily engaged element of the besieged company where he prepared to continue the attack against the enemy. In order that the pinned-down Marines could evacuate their casualties from the fire-swept area, he established a base of fire utilizing small arms and M-79 grenade launcher fire and began maneuvering his unit across the hazardous terrain. Forced to crawl forward toward the hostile emplacements due to a heavy volume of the enemy's automatic weapons, machine gun, B-40 rocket and mortar fire, he ignored the fire striking all round him, as he shouted directions and encouragement to his men. As he approached to within 20 meters of the enemy's positions, he was wounded by hostile fire, however, he aggressively led his men in hand-to-hand combat. While maneuvering forward with his men, he was mortally wounded by the enemy fire. His courageous leadership during the initial and ensuing assaults inspired his men to continue to advance and overwhelm the enemy to the point of defeat. By his bold determination and unwavering and selfless dedication to duty, Lieutenant Cobb upheld the highest traditions of the United States Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

General Orders: Authority: Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals

Action Date: May 16, 1968

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Company: Company A

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 7th Marines

Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.) FMF
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POSTED ON 8.24.2016

A true leader

I left Vietnam a couple of years before you got there.
It would have been a honor to sever under your command.
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