Reuben English

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 9
National Memorial Panel / Row: East 21 / 33
Date of Birth: 10-Nov-1932
Neighborhood: North Philadelphia
High School: Benjamin Franklin High School
Street: Cabot Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: SGT
Date of Casualty: 02-Jun-1967
Province of Casualty: Quang Tin
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.