Babb, Richard Clark, Jr., SGT

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Last Rank
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Last Primary MOS
11B20-Infantry Team Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 11B20, F Company, 75th Infantry (Ranger)
Service Years
1969 - 1970


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Chicago, IL
Last Address
Chicago, IL

Casualty Date
Jan 01, 1970
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Irving Park Cemetery - Chicago, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
15W 113

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75th Ranger Regiment Infantry Shoulder Cord

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial3/4 Cav AssociationThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  1970, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1970, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]
  2019, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

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Tributes from Others posted by IN Olsen, David O, SGT 548
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  Tributes from Others: Jun 23, 2015  

Posted on 10/14/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
Happy Birthday Ricky
Posted on 1/25/15 - by Denise Hanks-Fiala
Mom said Happy Birthday to you yesterday morning. Still tears when your name is said out loud. Lots of Love Ricky, you were my hero and the coolest Uncle ever.
Remembering An American Hero
Posted on 11/7/13 - by Curt Carter
Dear SGT Richard Clark Babb Jr, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for
America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
Salute from a Wolfhound
Posted on 1/24/12 - by Ed Cardon
I did, not know SGTE-5 Richard Babb, but I served, with the 25th, Infantry Division, from 1969-70. I salute, your Service and Sacrifice. May you find the peace, of the Lord and your family and friends, as well.

Ed Cardon
Fellow, 25th, Infantry Division, Vet.
Fellow, 25th, Infantry Division, Veteran
I did, not know SGT/E-5, Richard Babb, but I served, with the 25th, Infantry Division, from 1969-70. I salute, your Service and Sacrifice. May you find the peace, of the Lord and your family and friends, as well.
Jan 1, 2011
William D. Taylor
A Fellow Veteran
A Tribute, to a true American Hero
"If you, are able, save them a place inside, of you
and save one backward glance, when you, are leaving for the places, they can, no longer go. Be not ashamed, to say you loved them, though you may, or may, not have always. Take, what they have, left and what, they have, taught you, with their dying and keep it, with your own. And in, that time, when men decide and feel safe, to call the war insane, take one moment, to embrace those gentle heroes, you left behind. "Major, Michael Davis O'Donnell, 1, January 1970, Dak To, Vietnam." America, has, been built on the blood, of Hero’s and Brave Men, of Honor. Thank you, for your service and my freedom. May God bring comfort, to your loved ones. You shall never be forgotten, by a grateful nation."
Jul 15, 2007
Garnet Jenkins
Just passing by...
Grand Junction, Co.
Remembering, this young hero, on his birth date..... "To live in the hearts, of those you leave behind, is never to die." ~Robert Orr~ YOU, ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.~
Jan 24, 2007
cecil hamm
team leader
po., box, 205, thorndale, tx., 76577, USA
i was there, with you the night, you got hit. it was, a horrible and rough night, but we all fought, as co., f, rangers, as we, had been trained, to do. i will, always remember. your team leader, cecil
Saturday, March 18, 2000
I'm Anonymous
Just a note, to thank YOU, for YOUR sacrifice, to a great nation.
Tuesday, October 09, 2001
Kimberly Kimmel-Ober
Encinitas, California, United States, of America
For SGT/E-5, Richcard Babb and all those, who knew him and loved him, I just want to say, thank you, for your dedication and sacrifice! Please know, that you have, not been forgotten and always, will hold a special place, in my heart! It would have been nice, to have known, you, as a person and I greatly, appreciate your service! I just wish, you, did not, have to pay, so high, a price! You forever will, be a hero, in my eyes!
Thursday, January 24, 2002
R.A. Masters
Honoring you, on your birthday. May the Lord, bless you and keep you. You, are not forgotten.
Friday, January 24, 2003
 Memorial Day 2011
Babbs was 3 years older than I which is a lot when you are 14.I remember him as a gangly kid just before he went to boot camp. He was a young man, ramrod straight just before shipping off to Viet Nam. He was proud to serve and I remember him saying ' I will be a SGT. when I get back'. He was ready for the unknown. Courage
Posted by: W. Tom Gilchrist

Relationship: Friend
Monday, May 30, 2011
Never Forgotten
Rest in peace with the warriors
Thursday, March 10, 2011
We Remember
Richard is buried at Irving Park Cemetery, Chicago,IL. BSM-OLC PH
Posted by: Robert Sage

Thursday, November 18, 2010
 the man i never had the chance to meet
uncle ricky, i wish i could have met you, but im sorry to say i never had the chance. you were a great man, and died far too young, and i will always remember you
Posted by: Steven Deau
Relationship: he was my uncle
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
"Babbs" served in Co F, 75th Infantry, Ranger
Posted by: William Mrkvicka

Relationship: We served together
Wednesday, October 30, 2002
If I should die...remembrances for SGT.Richard Clark BABB, USA...Chicago's bravest son, who died so that freedom and justice may live!!!!!!!!...HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I,perchance, may therein comfort you
Tuesday, October 9, 2001

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Jan 28, 2018
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