Reuben English

Date of Birth: 11/10/1932
Neighborhood: North Philadelphia
High School: Benjamin Franklin High School
Street: Cabot Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: SGT
Date of Casualty: 06/02/1967
Province of Casualty: Quang Tin
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 9
Panel Row: 8

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Nicknamed "Abe" by his classmates at Benjamin Franklin High School. He was described in a caption next to his senior picture in the 1951 yearbook as "a quiet type, but one who has determination and the will to get what he wants," English wanted a career in the Marine Corps. The 34-year-old sergeant served in a variety of assignments over 16 years, including combat in Korea and Vietnam. He was assigned to Company 1 of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, in Vietnarn. English died in Quang Tri Province on June 2, 1967. He was survived by his wife.

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial