Tubbs, Herbert A., 1SGT, I/501st Parachute Infantry Regiment

Tubbs, Herbert A., 1SGT, I/501st Parachute Infantry Regiment

DavidTubbs
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22 Feb 2013, 10:01 #1

Hello, I was wondering if anyone happened to have any information, or pictures of my grandfather, Herbert Tubbs. He died before I was able to meet him and my family has very limited knowledge about his DSC award, and military history (he apparently never talked about his many years of service). Unfortunately his records were destroyed in the archives fire.

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22 Feb 2013, 13:11 #2

Hello David- I was in contact with your Grandmother Muriel (?) Tubbs but never talked to Herb, as he had already passed away. 
Is Muriel still living?  I often wondered what happened to the DSC Medal she had?  I have the official write-up for the DSC awarded to
Herb-he was indeed a hero and fully deserved that medal, for his amazing actions in Normandy.  He was one of 25 members of the
101st Airborne who received the DSC in Normandy.  I will locate and post the writeup for his medal here, in the near future.
Welcome to the TT Forum.  M. Bando, the webmaster
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22 Feb 2013, 18:42 #3

My grandmother passed away in 1997 from Lung Cancer.



My Uncle has the DSC from my understanding, as well as my grandfathers flag. I had tried finding information a couple years ago and I had my father submit next of kin paperwork to the Archives but we got nothing because of that fire. I want to have a shadow box made to display his flag, the DSC , and at least a photo so that his memory doesn't stay tucked in a box somewhere.



I will be planning a trip to the 101st airborne museum in Bastogne soon. We are currently stationed in Germany and live less than two hours away.
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23 Feb 2013, 17:01 #4



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23 Feb 2013, 17:14 #5

The author of this writeup was later killed in Holland in the Market Garden fighting.
MN history teacher Kurt Barickman bought a grouping of uniforms belonging to Janitz
and the writeup he had submitted for Herb Tubbs' medal was included in the grouping,
which is how I got a copy.  If this document is archived in a government repository, I don't
know about it.  Bill Warnock would have the shorter writeup, for sure. However, this one gives
details supporting why the award was richly deserved.
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23 Feb 2013, 20:36 #6

Mark:



Most impressive and shows the aggressive spirit of Sgt Tubbs in combat...adapt & overcome the enemy. That is some story indeed and another rich "Bando" historical treasure one finds here. David . much thanks for your service to our nation and good luck on your search. That is some story and many I have heard Mark tell because of his long dedication to preserving the rich history of 101st. I salute the memory of your grandfather and his bravery in Normandy. Great to see this kind of document here Mark ! 101st history as it needs to be shared and told here.



After talking to you twice this week regarding " A SEVERE NEED OF A TRIGGER TIME HISTORICAL FIX" & seeing this great story...that will maybe hold me until Thursday............looking forward to the SHOW OF SHOWS !!!! I hope one of our Normandy folks can locate that house where Jack Thornton meet the French girl................ TC is counting on you EURO/Normandy TRIGGER TIMERS to help here....................................



TC



David.... great story about your grandfather....... TC
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23 Feb 2013, 23:41 #7

Wow, Another Great American Hero for sure! Yes, in the Janitz grouping was the writeup as Mark mentioned. Also, when Mark Bando was our tour guide in Normandy in 2004 we went to the Norman farm/barn where your Grandfather held off members of the  Waffen SS to save the rest! Glad that you are interested in your family hero!
Kurt Barickman
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24 Feb 2013, 14:03 #8

Amazing story, I can't express how this means to me. Thank you so much!
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24 Feb 2013, 14:27 #9

I wish I had known about this in 2004. I was stationed here at Ramstein and could have made the trip with you.
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25 Feb 2013, 19:18 #10

Hi David,
This photo is courtesy of our webmaster.
He can better comment on this one than I could.

It's shows Herbert Tubbs receiving the DSC if I'm correct.
Jurgen.
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