Kube, Joseph Bernard, CPT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1956 - 1968



One Service Stripe

Two Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Apr 03, 1968
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Gia Dinh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Saint Marys Cemetery - Tomah, Wisconsin
Wall/Plot Coordinates
47E 051

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Master Parachutist
Vietnam - Jump Wings

 Unit Assignments
27th Infantry Regiment25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1968-1968, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment/B Company
  1968-1968, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Joseph Bernard Kube (0-5322552), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam. Captain Kube distinguished himself by heroic actions on 2 April 1968, while serving as Company Commander for Company B, on a search and destroy operation in Binh Duong Province, Republic of Vietnam. When the company began receiving intense enemy sniper fire Captain Kube deployed his troops and called for helicopter gunships to strafe the area. He then maneuvered his platoons to engage the enemy positions and positioned himself at the front of his unit. Spotting a group of enemy troops fleeing the battle he directed his men against the insurgents and, although seriously wounded, succeeded in killing several of the Viet Cong. While still directing his men Captain Kube succumbed from his wounds. His valorous actions were responsible for the successful completion of the mission and the defeat of the enemy force. Captain Kube's personal bravery, aggressiveness, and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, the 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 3603 (May 14, 1968)
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