Wyoming Army National Guard
B Btry 2/300 FA
SGT Babel was born and raised in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Three weeks after graduating from Rock Springs High School, he left for the United States Navy. He served the bulk of his naval service onboard the USS Ticonderoga which he sailed with on three deployments. After being honorably discharged he returned home to Wyoming and later re-joined the service with the Wyoming Army National Guard.