MARK H EATON
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HONORED ON PANEL 3W, LINE 131 OF THE WALL

MARK HASKIN EATON

WALL NAME

MARK H EATON

PANEL / LINE

3W/131

DATE OF BIRTH

10/12/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/13/1971

HOME OF RECORD

TAYLORSVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Smith County

STATE

MS

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MARK HASKIN EATON
POSTED ON 8.13.2021
POSTED BY: Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Medal Award

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Staff Sergeant Mark Haskin Eaton, United States Army, for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Sergeant Eaton distinguished himself on 13 August 1971 while serving as Assistant Team Leader of a small reconnaissance team operating deep within enemy-controlled territory. In the early morning, the team hastily ambushed a superior-size enemy force that had been sweeping the area. Sergeant Eaton immediately began placing a heavy volume of CAR-15 fire on the advancing force, inflicting heavy casualties on them. The enemy then regrouped and aggressively assaulted the reconnaissance team's position, utilizing small arms, hand grenades, automatic weapons, rocket propelled grenades and B-40 rockets. Valiantly, Sergeant Eaton rallied his team while repeatedly exposing himself to a hail of hostile fire in order to direct the defense of the team's position. Again he inflicted heavy losses on the enemy by returning deadly volume of CAR-15 fire, thwarting the enemy assault until he was mortally wounded. At the cost of his life, Sergeant Eaton's gallantry in action was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
See https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/103812
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POSTED ON 8.13.2021
POSTED BY: Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Bronze Star Medal for Valor Award

Staff Sergeant Mark Haskin Eaton was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, with Combat Distinguishing Device (V), for his exemplary gallantry in action. He served as a Special Forces Qualified Infantryman and was assigned to TF-1 AE, MACVttps://army.togetherweserved.com-SOG, 5TH Special Forces GROUP.
See ttps://army.togetherweserved.com
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POSTED ON 7.11.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear SSGT Mark Eaton,
Thank you for your service as a Special Forces Infantryman. We remember all you who gave their all. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 6.14.2016
POSTED BY: Bobby Walley

like a brother

You were like my brother. we lived together, laughed together, fought like brothers, but we were always there for each other.
Not may days have gone by that you have not been thought of. I always thought of what our lives would have been like since we were best of friends since we were 4 years old. We did have a good life!
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POSTED ON 10.4.2015
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Mark is buried at Clear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Taylorsville, Smith County,MS.
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