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PFC Samuel Alexander “Sammy” Papin Jr.

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PFC Samuel Alexander “Sammy” Papin Jr.

Birth
Vacaville, Solano County, California, USA
Death
12 Aug 1969 (aged 18)
Vietnam
Burial
Vacaville, Solano County, California, USA
Plot
Block 08, Lot 126, row 70, west curb, 2 in
Memorial ID
17128620 View Source

Sam is the son of Samuel Alex Papin, Sr. (1923-1979) and Frances Lee Tidwell. He is one of nine children: Rosemary, Betty, Bonnie, Samuel, Alexander, William, Frances, Dennis, and David.

United States Army Private First Class served with the 11th Armored Cavalry. He was killed in action from small arms fire while serving in Binh Long, South Vietnam.

Database: Full Context of Vietnam Casualty Index
http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/3095.htm

Name: Papin Samuel Alexander Jr
Service Number 572680489
Date of Birth 01/26/51
Date of Death 08/12/69
City of Record Elmira
State of Record CA
Service Branch Army
Rank PFC
Length of Service 01
Tour Begin 690131
Casualty Type Hostile - Killed
Race Caucasian
Religion Methodist (also Evangelical United Brethren)
Marital Status Single
Sex Male
Posthumous Promotion No


Died in Vietnam War

As per LA Times listing the casualties of the Viet Nam War,

PFC, Samuel Alexander Papin, Jr., United States Army, born January 26, 1951, died on August 12, 1969 in South Vietnam from hostile enemy fire. He was from Elmira, CA


SAMUEL ALEXANDER PAPIN JR was born on January 26, 1951 and joined the Armed Forces while in ELMIRA, CA.

He served as a 11B10 in the Army. In 1 year of service, he attained the rank of PFC/E3. He began a tour of duty on January 31, 1969.

On August 12, 1969, at the age of 18, SAMUEL ALEXANDER PAPIN JR perished in the service of our country in South Vietnam, Binh Long.

You can find SAMUEL ALEXANDER PAPIN JR honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Panel 19W, Row 19.

6/3/2000 - I was so very touched by looking at the Virtual Wall site that I wanted to write to Bonnie Papin McCabe, Sam's sister. There was a hand rub of Sam's name and it is a JPEG file so you can save it. After I sent this to Bonnie, I noticed she put Sam's JPEG picture of his name at the bottom of her email. That was so touching. When I was flying for Delta Airlines 1967-1972 out of Atlanta, Georgia, it was during the Vietnam War. There were thousands of our young men going over to Vietnam and many would not return alive. The flights were always fun. The guys wanted to stand around and smoke cigarettes and talk to us or to anyone. They even offered to help serve meals. I remember one guy who put on my tunic, my hat and served a meal and poured coffee. It was a happy time. It helped them forget for a few hours where they were going. On the trips home, the mood was more somber, because underneath there were coffins with our war dead. Up top there was always an escort. He had to be the first off the plane to meet the remains. I watched out the window one day and could see dozens of coffins on the tarmac with American flags draped over them. I could see coffins riding down on the conveyor from inside the plane. It was so very sad for me to see this. It was usually in Dallas where I would see more of this type of activity. But it was in the small towns, where I knew it was the final resting place for our soldier that it was the most final. He was home and was honorably being escorted from his final journey on that plane. Family would be there to see their loved one. Seeing Sam's name as a place on the Wall brought back these memories....memories I would rather not have wanted to remember. However, our military deserves the recognition for keeping America free. [Nancy Ann Posey]

----- Original Message -----
From: Nancy Posey
To: Dottie Poppin ; George Poppin ; Joan ; John Poppin ; Tom Poppin
Cc: Bonnie McCabe
Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2000 4:11 PM
Subject: The Virtual Wall

Here is a wonderful new site for anyone who lost loved ones in Vietnam. It is the Virtual Wall where one can look up names and leave remembrances. The URL is: http://www1.thevirtualwall.org/ .
Please pass this on. "Lest We Forget"

Dear Family....As you know, Uncle Alex Papin's grandson, our cousin, Sam Papin died in Vietnam. It was through the NORCAL list that I saw the above link to the Virtual Wall. The link below is the actual link to Sam's place on the web. It tells a little about him and there's a place to leave a message for the family. I'm also sending this to Bonnie McCabe. She is Sam's sister.

Bonnie, more than likely you already know about this site. I just wanted you to know how proud I am of our young men who gave their lives and especially for Sam, a cousin whom I have not met.

The people in the 'To:" are:

Dottie Poppin is your Aunt Dorothy Poppin, wife of your Uncle George Poppin of San Francisco. George and Alex are 1/2 brothers.
George Poppin - your uncle
Joan Poppin Michaelson - my sister. She lives in Sacramento
John Poppin - John's father, John Poppin, died in WWII. John Poppin and Alex were also 1/2 brothers. John is his son.
Tom Poppin - my brother. He lives in Palo Cedro.
My sister, Debbie Poppin Jeffries, lives in Hoopa, CA. It's up in the mountains near Eureka. She doesn't have a computer.

Please give our best to your mom, Frances. Hope to hear from you soon about any input you may have about the Papin family.

http://www1.thevirtualwall.org/search/search_index_asp.asp?whole_name=Papin%2C+sam&simplesearch=1

Nancy Poppin Umland
Graham, WA


Sam is the son of Samuel Alex Papin, Sr. (1923-1979) and Frances Lee Tidwell. He is one of nine children: Rosemary, Betty, Bonnie, Samuel, Alexander, William, Frances, Dennis, and David.

United States Army Private First Class served with the 11th Armored Cavalry. He was killed in action from small arms fire while serving in Binh Long, South Vietnam.

Database: Full Context of Vietnam Casualty Index
http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/3095.htm

Name: Papin Samuel Alexander Jr
Service Number 572680489
Date of Birth 01/26/51
Date of Death 08/12/69
City of Record Elmira
State of Record CA
Service Branch Army
Rank PFC
Length of Service 01
Tour Begin 690131
Casualty Type Hostile - Killed
Race Caucasian
Religion Methodist (also Evangelical United Brethren)
Marital Status Single
Sex Male
Posthumous Promotion No


Died in Vietnam War

As per LA Times listing the casualties of the Viet Nam War,

PFC, Samuel Alexander Papin, Jr., United States Army, born January 26, 1951, died on August 12, 1969 in South Vietnam from hostile enemy fire. He was from Elmira, CA


SAMUEL ALEXANDER PAPIN JR was born on January 26, 1951 and joined the Armed Forces while in ELMIRA, CA.

He served as a 11B10 in the Army. In 1 year of service, he attained the rank of PFC/E3. He began a tour of duty on January 31, 1969.

On August 12, 1969, at the age of 18, SAMUEL ALEXANDER PAPIN JR perished in the service of our country in South Vietnam, Binh Long.

You can find SAMUEL ALEXANDER PAPIN JR honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Panel 19W, Row 19.

6/3/2000 - I was so very touched by looking at the Virtual Wall site that I wanted to write to Bonnie Papin McCabe, Sam's sister. There was a hand rub of Sam's name and it is a JPEG file so you can save it. After I sent this to Bonnie, I noticed she put Sam's JPEG picture of his name at the bottom of her email. That was so touching. When I was flying for Delta Airlines 1967-1972 out of Atlanta, Georgia, it was during the Vietnam War. There were thousands of our young men going over to Vietnam and many would not return alive. The flights were always fun. The guys wanted to stand around and smoke cigarettes and talk to us or to anyone. They even offered to help serve meals. I remember one guy who put on my tunic, my hat and served a meal and poured coffee. It was a happy time. It helped them forget for a few hours where they were going. On the trips home, the mood was more somber, because underneath there were coffins with our war dead. Up top there was always an escort. He had to be the first off the plane to meet the remains. I watched out the window one day and could see dozens of coffins on the tarmac with American flags draped over them. I could see coffins riding down on the conveyor from inside the plane. It was so very sad for me to see this. It was usually in Dallas where I would see more of this type of activity. But it was in the small towns, where I knew it was the final resting place for our soldier that it was the most final. He was home and was honorably being escorted from his final journey on that plane. Family would be there to see their loved one. Seeing Sam's name as a place on the Wall brought back these memories....memories I would rather not have wanted to remember. However, our military deserves the recognition for keeping America free. [Nancy Ann Posey]

----- Original Message -----
From: Nancy Posey
To: Dottie Poppin ; George Poppin ; Joan ; John Poppin ; Tom Poppin
Cc: Bonnie McCabe
Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2000 4:11 PM
Subject: The Virtual Wall

Here is a wonderful new site for anyone who lost loved ones in Vietnam. It is the Virtual Wall where one can look up names and leave remembrances. The URL is: http://www1.thevirtualwall.org/ .
Please pass this on. "Lest We Forget"

Dear Family....As you know, Uncle Alex Papin's grandson, our cousin, Sam Papin died in Vietnam. It was through the NORCAL list that I saw the above link to the Virtual Wall. The link below is the actual link to Sam's place on the web. It tells a little about him and there's a place to leave a message for the family. I'm also sending this to Bonnie McCabe. She is Sam's sister.

Bonnie, more than likely you already know about this site. I just wanted you to know how proud I am of our young men who gave their lives and especially for Sam, a cousin whom I have not met.

The people in the 'To:" are:

Dottie Poppin is your Aunt Dorothy Poppin, wife of your Uncle George Poppin of San Francisco. George and Alex are 1/2 brothers.
George Poppin - your uncle
Joan Poppin Michaelson - my sister. She lives in Sacramento
John Poppin - John's father, John Poppin, died in WWII. John Poppin and Alex were also 1/2 brothers. John is his son.
Tom Poppin - my brother. He lives in Palo Cedro.
My sister, Debbie Poppin Jeffries, lives in Hoopa, CA. It's up in the mountains near Eureka. She doesn't have a computer.

Please give our best to your mom, Frances. Hope to hear from you soon about any input you may have about the Papin family.

http://www1.thevirtualwall.org/search/search_index_asp.asp?whole_name=Papin%2C+sam&simplesearch=1

Nancy Poppin Umland
Graham, WA



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