JOHN A MARR
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HONORED ON PANEL 10W, LINE 7 OF THE WALL

JOHN AUSTIN MARR

WALL NAME

JOHN A MARR

PANEL / LINE

10W/7

DATE OF BIRTH

02/04/1949

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/09/1970

HOME OF RECORD

LOST HILLS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Kern County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN AUSTIN MARR
POSTED ON 6.19.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt John Marr, Thank you for your service as a Flight Qualified Armor Reconnaissance Specialist. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is the last day of spring, and Father’s Day is this weekend. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 9.9.2018

Final Mission of SGT John A. Marr

On May 9, 1970, a U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A (tail number 65-12946), call sign White 13, from Air Cavalry Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry based at Quan Loi, was on a visual reconnaissance mission eight miles east of Snoul in Cambodia, when it was directed by its Command & Control (C&C) aircraft to check out a possible enemy base camp. Upon arrival in the area, the C&C aircraft popped a red smoke marker to locate the area for White 13. White 13 asked the C&C aircraft to move away from the area and let him take a good look. The C&C aircraft moved out, allowing White 13 to reconnoiter the area. After moving into the trees, White 13 reported there was some high trees about 300 feet tall in the area and proceeded to check the area. White 13 made a call to Red 7 (an AH-1G Cobra attack helicopter) that he had spotted a bunker about 5'x8' in size and a hootch. White 13 had made about three passes around the bunker and hootch in a left hand turn when his main rotor blades struck one of the large trees and started to tear out the top of the trees. The aircraft did not go up or down immediately, however, after striking the tree for a short time (about one second), the aircraft nosed over and crashed to the ground bursting into flames. There was no radio call from White 13 during the accident. Both crewmen were killed in the crash. They included pilot CPT Rhonald L. Durham and gunner/observer SGT John A. Marr. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 4.25.2018
POSTED BY: Gail Russell Mosby

John Forever my dearest friend 2018

We were high school buddies since 1967 and u are forever in my thoughts and prayers. Think of u often and what the future would of been had u came home. Rest in peace my friend.
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POSTED ON 2.4.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Sergeant John Austin Marr, Served with the Air Cavalry Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 3.29.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT John Austin Marr, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, Sir

Curt Carter
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