Aubin, Gerald A., 1SG

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
First Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11Z50-Infantry Senior Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1962-1964, 11Z50, 193rd Infantry Brigade
Service Years
1939 - 1964

First Sergeant


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Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Millbury, MA
Last Address
Millbury, MA

Date of Passing
Jan 10, 1964
 
Location of Interment
Millbury Central Cemetery - Millbury, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Aubin Family Plot

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Last Known Activity

Killed during the "Martyrs' Day" hostilities in Panama (9-10 Jan 1964).: Staff Sergeant Luis Jiminez Cruz and First Sergeant Gerald A. Aubin were shot to death in an Army jeep by sniper fire as they approached their unit, Bravo company that was pinned down by snipers fire.

Martyrs' Day is a Panamanian holiday which commemorates the January 9, 1964 riots over sovereignty of the Panama Canal Zone. The riot started after a Panamanian flag was torn during conflict between Panamanian students and Canal Zone Police officers, over the right of the Panamanian flag to be flown alongside the U.S. flag.

U.S. Army units became involved in suppressing the violence after Canal Zone police were overwhelmed, and after three days of fighting, about 21 Panamanians and four U.S. soldiers were killed. The incident is considered to be a significant factor in the U.S. decision to transfer control of the Canal Zone to Panama through the 1977 Torrijos�??Carter Treaties.

   
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award
Master Parachutist (1 Combat Jump)

 
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 Unit Assignments
ARNG, Massachusetts101st Airborne Division 193rd Infantry Brigade
  1939-1942, 745, ARNG, Massachusetts
  1942-1945, 745, 101st Airborne Division
  1962-1964, 11Z50, 193rd Infantry Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 WWII - American Theater
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