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Ken Jobe - Vietnam War

Ken Jobe served as an engineer officer during the height of the Cold War, including the tense days of the Cuban Missile Crisis. He pulled a tour in peacetime Korean with the 44th Engineer Battalion, and served with B Company, 577th Engineer Battalion in Vietnam, seeing action along the often contested Route One, along the South China Sea.

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Left to right: Captain Kenneth Jobe, IFFV (I Field Force-Vietnam) Commanding General, Lieutenant General William “Wild Bill” Rosson, and the unit’s Bridge Company Commander (name unknown) review results of Viet Cong attack of M4T6 Bridge site.

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Approximately 10 km South of Tuy Hoa, Vietnam

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Early Fall 1967

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Narrator’s photo

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Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth D. Jobe at 44th Engineer Battalion Camp Mercer.

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Bub Yong Dong, South Korea

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1978

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Public domain

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Battalion Commander Jobe conducting a briefing.

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Camp Mercer

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1978

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Narrator's photo

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Major John F Langowski, Jr., the incoming Battalion Executive Officer.

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Unknown

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Unknown

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Public domain

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Major Richard J. Lunsford, Jr., the outgoing Battalion Executive Officer.

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Unknown

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Unknown

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Public domain

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Left to right: Major John F. Langowski, Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth D. Jobe, Command Sergeant Major Clayton L. McKelvie.

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Unknown

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Unknown

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Public domain


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Lieutenant Colonel Ken Jobe, center, with two of his staff officers. The caption reads "The Governing Council of the Cherished short-stick."

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Unknown

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Unknown

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Public domain



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