Cobb, Hubbard Don, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B40-Infantry Platoon Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 11B40, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division (Heavy Armored)
Service Years
1957 - 1968

Sergeant First Class


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Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1940
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Odessa, TX
Last Address
Odessa, TX

Casualty Date
Jan 14, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Athens City Cemetery - Athens, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
34E 047

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1957, Basic Training (Fort Bliss, TX), A/1
 Unit Assignments
2nd Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division/2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Airmobile)1st Cavalry Division (Unit of Action)
  1967-1968, 11B40, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Airmobile)/A Company
  1967-1968, 11B40, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division (Heavy Armored)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
To All Who Shall See These Presents Greeting:

This is to Certify that The President of the United States of America Takes Pride in Presenting THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS to 

HUBBARD DON COBB
Platoon Sergeant
United States Army

CITATION:

For extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam: Platoon Sergeant Cobb distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 14 January 1968 while leading his platoon in an attack near Dai Luong. A scout helicopter, performing a reconnaissance at Sergeant Cobb's request, made contact with elements of a Viet Cong regiment in a rock and cave complex in which the platoon was operating. Sergeant Cobb deployed his troops for an assault and immediately received sporadic but deadly rifle and grenade fire. The initial burst wounded the two point men. Sergeant Cobb quickly directed counter fire which accounted for two enemy dead. He then placed himself on the point as the platoon maneuvered around a series of openings in the rocks. Sergeant Cobb spent the next hour creeping forward to hurl explosive charges into the caves. Disregarding his safety, he repeatedly engaged the enemy, personally killing three Viet Cong. At dusk, as he was approaching a cave, an enemy soldier suddenly appeared and, with a burst of automatic rifle fire, mortally wounded Sergeant Cobb. Although he was dying, Sergeant Cobb assaulted the position carrying an explosive charge and plunged headfirst into the hole, killing his foe in the resulting blast. Platoon Sergeant Cobb'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.
HUBBARD DON COBB, PLATOON SERGEANT, U.S. ARMY, ODESSA, ECTOR COUNTY, TEXAS

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Combat Infantryman's Badge, DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS, Bronze Star with "V" device and Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Army Commendation's Medal with "V" device, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea) and Vietnam Campaign Medal

Sterling City, Ballinger, Odessa, Midland and Hobbs, New Mexico. He attended grade school in Athens, Sterling City and Ballinger. He attended junior high school in Midland and high school in Hobbs, New Mexico and then attended Odessa High School. His parents lived in Odessa from 1957 to 1967. He dropped out of high school after his junior year and joined the Army in the summer of 1957 when he was 17 years old. He did his basic training at Fort Bliss, Texas and infantry training at Fort Benning, Georgia.

 
 

   
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