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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
Joe Edward Raber
SGT Raber died in Tay Ninh, South Vietnam on 5/16/1970 during the Vietnam War as a member of Charlie Company . The soldier's injury type or status was recorded as 'Intentional Homicide'. Raber originated from Holden, Missouri .
On May 16, 1970, at 1340 hours, Company B engaged an unknown size enemy force about 3 kilometers inside Cambodia northwest of Katum at XT 253997. Artillery and air strikes were called in to assist in suppressing the enemy fire. Two Bobcats from Company B were killed and six were wounded in the contact. At 2000 hours, Company C was on stand down at Tay Ninh Base Camp attending a floor show. A soldier from another unit attempted to gain entry to the show but was turned away. This soldier returned with an M-16 rifle and opened fire on the soldiers watching the show. Two Bobcats from Company C were murdered and ten were wounded. A Specialist 4th Class named James E. Paul from the 125th Signal Battalion was later convicted in a Courts Martial of two counts of voluntary manslaughter and ten counts of assault to commit voluntary manslaughter.