Simpson, Joseph Louis, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11F10-Infantry Operations And Intelligence Specialist
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 11F10, 196th Infantry Brigade (Light) /HHC
Service Years
1963 - 1968

Staff Sergeant


One Service Stripe



Three Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Colorado
Colorado
Year of Birth
1945
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Denver
Last Address
Denver

Casualty Date
May 12, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Quang Tin (Vietnam)
Conflict
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 Regiment196th Infantry Brigade (Light)
  1963-1967, US Marine Corps
  1967-1968, 11F10, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment
  1968-1968, 11F10, 196th Infantry Brigade (Light) /HHC
 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.
   
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Not Specified
   
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