Simpson, Joseph Louis, SSG

 Photo In Uniform   Service Details
39 kb
View Time Line
Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11F10-Infantry Operations And Intelligence Specialist
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 11F10, HHC, 196th Infantry Brigade (Light)
Service Years
1963 - 1968

Staff Sergeant

One Service Stripe

Three Overseas Service Bars

 Last Photo   Personal Details 

Home State
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSG Jim Lentz to remember Simpson, Joseph Louis, SSG.

If you knew or served with this Soldier and have additional information or photos to support this Page, please leave a message for the Page Administrator(s) HERE.
Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
May 12, 1968
Hostile, Died while Captured
Unknown, Not Reported
Quang Tin (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fort Logan National Cemetery - Denver, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
59E 013/Cenotaph

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2016, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Photo Album   (More...

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
US Marine Corps2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry 196th Infantry Brigade (Light)
  1963-1967, US Marine Corps
  1967-1968, 11F10, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry
  1968-1968, 11F10, HHC, 196th Infantry Brigade (Light)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry, was one of the units committed to the defense of the Special Forces camp at Kham Duc as it came under attack by two regiments of the NVA 2nd Division. At least 39 Americans died during the defeats at Ngok Tavak and Kham Duc. The remains of seven men were recovered when the base was recaptured in mid-1970, but the remains of 32 others have not been repatriated. The names of the 39 Americans lost are included in the summary account of the Withdrawal from Kham Duc

Eleven of the dead were from E Company, 2/1 Infantry, only two of whom were recovered in 1970:

    • MAJ Frederick J. Ransbottom, Oklahoma City, OK

    • SFC Johnnie Carter, Watertown, FL (remains recovered 1970)

    • SFC Harry B. Coen, Riverton, WY

    • SFC Andrew J. Craven, Wilmington, NC

    • SFC Roy C. Williams, Woodville, TX

    • SSG Maurice H. Moore, Baltimore, MD

    • SSG Joseph L. Simpson, Denver, CO

    • SSG William E. Skivington, Las Vegas, NV

    • SSG Danny L. Widner, Graham, TX

    • CPL Randall L. Lloyd, Sterling, OH (remains recovered 1970)

    • CPL Imlay S. Widdison, Woods Cross, UT

The ranks shown above are those held at the time Presumptive Findings of Death were approved by the Secretary of the Army.
Not Specified
Copyright Inc 2003-2011