The Marine Sergeant’s family. Brock Babb received a Flag of Honor at Amvets Post #84 in Evansville, Indiana on Saturday.
Brock Babb was already a Desert Storm veteran when he re-enlisted at nearly forty to help mentor young Marines in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
“He was 40 – and he felt a duty to help these fallen Marines who were 18, 19, in their early twenties, he felt it was his responsibility and duty to turn back the clock and helping those Marines and teaching them things that he had already learned,” Brother B. Jay Babb explained.
Babb was deployed to Fallujah, Iraq, where he lost his life serving his country on October 15, 2006. Sixteen years later, his legacy of courage and selflessness lives on.
“Sixteen years to the day, and for him to be honored like this, it’s incredible. We can’t thank Amvets and the Honor and Remember group enough for remembering what he stood for and his memory,” Babb continued.
The Babb family received the “Honor and Remember” flag displaying Brock’s name and rank in a special ceremony.
“At the end of the day, we just want to remember him. We don’t want to forget him. The family won’t, but we want America to not forget him either,” said Don Finnegan of Honor and Remember Indiana.
This was the 301st Flag of Honor presented by Honor and Remember Indiana, which is dedicated to respecting and preserving the memory of Sgt. Babb, along with all the other brave men and women who have paid the ultimate price for our country.
Organizers advise contacting Honor and Remember if you have a family member whose sacrifices you want recognized.