NORMAN R GOBLE

NORMAN R GOBLE - SP4

  • HOMETOWN:
  • midland park
  • COUNTY:
  • Bergen
  • DATE OF BIRTH:
  • January 22, 1947
  • DATE OF CASUALTY:
  • November 21, 1967
  • BRANCH OF SERVICE:
  • Army
  • RANK:
  • SP4
  • STATUS:
  • KIA
  • COUNTRY:
  • South Vietnam

Biography


Norman R. Goble was born on January 22, 1947, in Hackensack, NJ, to J. Wesley and Anne Goble.  His home of record is Midland Park, NJ.  He had two brothers and two sisters.  He attended schools in Washington Township, Ridgewood and graduated from Midland Park High School in 1965.  After graduation, he worked for his brother-in-law in a service station.  He liked cars, hiking and camping. 

Goble was drafted into the US Army in March 1966, and was sent to Fort Riley, KS.  He served in the artillery division with Battery A, 1st Battalion, 11th Artillery, 2nd Platoon.  Goble attained the rank of Specialist 4 (SP4).

Prior to being sent to Vietnam in December 1966, he was married in June.

Goble was killed in action on November 21, 1967.  He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.

Goble is buried in George Washington Memorial Cemetery, Paramus, NJ.  His wife, Margaret, and newborn daughter, Patricia, survived him.  He was scheduled to come home in December 1967, but two weeks before he was to return home, he was killed in action.  He never got to see his daughter. 

He was one of seven from the small town of Midland Park who gave their lives for their country.

Information provided by Betty Way (sister), newspaper clipping and NJVVMF.

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