MARK A BABSON JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 17W, LINE 79 OF THE WALL

MARK ALBERT BABSON JR

WALL NAME

MARK A BABSON JR

PANEL / LINE

17W/79

DATE OF BIRTH

03/17/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TUYEN DUC

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/14/1969

HOME OF RECORD

MURFREESBORO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Rutherford County

STATE

TN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CAPT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MARK ALBERT BABSON JR
POSTED ON 11.30.2018
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of CPT Mark A. Babson Jr.

Final Mission of CPT Mark A. Babson Jr.
On October 3, 1969, A U.S. Army OV-1C Mohawk (#61-2679) from the 225th Aviation Company piloted by CPT Mark A. Babson Jr. with SP4 James T. Savage on board failed to return from an infrared surveillance mission. A search and rescue operation was conducted for seven days with negative results. Both Babson and Savage were listed as Missing in Action. On September 12, 1970, the Mohawk was found where it had crashed into a ridgeline 25 miles northeast of Dalat. Both crewmen’s remains were recovered and identified. Savage was posthumously promoted to Sergeant. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 10.14.2018
POSTED BY: John Braun

In Honor

CPT Babson, You are remembered. Ill-fated flight, OV-1C 61-2691.
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POSTED ON 4.30.2018
POSTED BY: Bob Schultz

Thank you

I know your brother Billy Trout and to say he is a fine man misses the mark. He mentions you fondly and is very proud and grateful for the sacrifice you made for this country. Your sacrifice was not in vain and your memory lives on through Billy and those that know him. You gave everything and I am truly grateful for that. May you enjoy eternal rest in the presence of God Almighty
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POSTED ON 10.15.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR CAPTAIN BABSON.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A FIXED WING UNIT COMMANDER. YOU WERE BORN ON ST. PATRICK'S. WE ARE CELEBRATING EUROPEANS FINDING THIS WONDERFUL LAND. THANK YOU FOR DEFENDING IT. REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 11.11.2015
POSTED BY: Larry Williams

High School buddies

High School buddies
Mark and I were good friends in High School and in college. I started learning to fly my freshman year and peaked his interest in flying, but he couldn't afford it and joined the Army to become an Army Aviator. I saw Mark several times when he was in the Army and just before he shipped out to Vietnam. He loved flying. I have attached his Murfreesboro Central High School Senior Picture.
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