|By Ed German (Admin) on Friday, November 24, 2017 - 01:29 pm: Edit|
Edgar Thomas Babb, Jr.
April 17, 1947 – October 30, 2017
Funeral services for retired Sgt. 1st Class Edgar Thomas Babb Jr, of Harker Heights, will be held at 10 AM Monday, (6 Nov 2017) at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.
Mr. Babb (aka Ed, Eddie, Tommy, Cricket, Vern) died Oct. 30, 2017, after a battle with cancer. He was born on April 17, 1947, in Detroit, Mich., to Edgar Thomas and Jewel Owen Babb.
Mr. Babb proudly served his country in the Army as a military police officer and criminal investigator with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command from 1968 until 1989, when he retired.
His service included 12 months in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, VietnamService Medal with two Bronze Stars and Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster.
Mr. Babb’s service to the country continued when he was hired into Civil Service to work at the Directorate of Emergency Services as an Army physical security specialist in 1991. He retired from Civil Service in 2006. He was known for his in-depth knowledge of the Army’s requirements for the protection of Army assets.
Mr. Babb was actively involved with the American Legion Post 573. He could be found there early mornings drinking coffee and involved in world issue discussions. Mr. Babb was known for his hard, straight-forward, no-nonsense views, but was the first to start conversations with a joke or two and had a heart of gold. He will be missed.
Obituary also online here as of 24 Nov 2017.