Sidney Marks
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Sidney Marks

NAME

Sidney Michael Marks

HOME OF RECORD

Fayetteville

DATE OF BIRTH

01/08/1919

STATE

OK

DATE OF DEATH

March 23, 1995

BRANCH OF SERVICE

Army

INDUCTION YEAR

1995

Biography

Sidney Michael Marks, Mickey, served with the Army in Vietnam between 1966 and 1967. On March 23, 1995, Mickey died as a result of cancer believed to be related to his exposure to Agent Orange. He was a dedicated soldier and is remembered by his comrades, family and friends as the one who would be by your side when all others failed.

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR Sidney Marks
POSTED ON 7.18.2019
POSTED BY: John J Andersen

True American hero and leader

I had the honor of being Col. Marks door gunner from Sept. 1966 - June 1967. He truly cared for the men under his command. At Junction City we were the last unit to leave the LZ along the Cambodian border. After the last slicks lifted of with the brigade col marks observed that a orange marker had been left in the LZ. He wanted that marker. we turned back and flew back to the LZ. as we flew into the area the whole jungle opened up on us. The fire was about the worst I had ever seen . We touched down and Col marks jumped off the chopper and ran to the marker picked it up and ran ack to the chopper under heavy fire. He jumped on Longhorn 762 and we fought out way out of the LZ under heavy fire.
we made it out. Through out my serving as his door gunner he was a great leader who served his country with honor. After I left the army I tried to contact him just to thank him . He died in 1995. Thank you Col Marks for caring about your troops and being a great soldier .
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POSTED ON 9.21.2011

Never Forgotten

In Remembrance
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