Cecil R Hobbs, JrSergeant
A CO, 4TH BN, 47TH INFANTRY, 9 INF DIV
Army of the United States
10 March 1948 - 04 April 1968
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Sergeant Hobbs was a truly unique individual. A skilled soldier who cared deeply about his soldiers and his unit. He was scheduled to go on leave and get married after the mission on which he died. I asked our company commander to allow him to stay back but was denied.
I was Sergeant Hobbs' platoon leader when he was killed. Our platoon was pinned down by enemy snipers. Suddenly, we had a wounded soldier out in front of our lines. Sergeant Hobbs came to me and said he could get the wounded soldier and I said OK, but keep low. Shortly thereafter, he was brought back to me wounded and I ordered his immediate evacuation. For all these years, I've so deeply wished I had said no to him.
May God bless him and protect him for all eternity.
From his Platoon Leader,
Cecil Hobbs Jr. was my uncle. I never had a chance to meet him due to the fact that I wasn't born till the 80s. But this brings me great joy to see him honored.
From his niece,
A Note from The Virtual WallSergeant Hobbs was one of twelve men killed in action on 04-05 April 1968 while Alpha and Bravo Companies, 4/47th Infantry, were operating in the Truc Giang District of Kien Hoa Province, a traditional haven for the Viet Cong. The twelve men were
Sergeant Cecil Hobbs is remembered on the
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his Platoon Leader,
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 15 Apr 2004
Last updated 08/02/2007