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Provoost Babin
Commander, United States Navy
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PROVOOST BABIN DEAD; BEGAN MANILA BATTLE
Cited for Gallant Service While Wounded A Retired Commander At His Death

NORWALK, Connecticut, March 19, 1930 commander Provoost Babin, USN, retired, who received the order and fired the first gun in the Battle of Manila Bay in 1898, and was cited for gallant service after being wounded in that action, died at his home here today.  He was 57 years old.

Commander Babin will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery where his father, the late Rear Admiral Hosea J. Babin, rests.

During the World War, Commander Babin was in charge of transportation of troops from Boston Harbor and later in charge of the Northeastern Coast defenses.  At the time of the Boston Police strike he served on a committee which restored order out of the confusion incident to that trouble.

Commander Babin was born in Glastonbury, Connecticut, and graduated from the Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1894.  He was married twice.

NOTE: The Commander's father, Hosea John Babin, Rear Admiral, United States Navy, is buried in an adjacent site in Arlington National Cemetery.


BABIN, PROVVOST
CDR USN
DATE OF DEATH: 03/18/1930
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 1220
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BABIN, HARRIET W/O PROVOEST
DATE OF DEATH: 06/16/1929
BURIED AT:   SITE 1220
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BABIN, MRS HARRIET
DATE OF DEATH: 06/18/1939
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 1220
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Posted:7 January 2008
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