MARK AFFLERBACH
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HONORED ON PANEL 4W, LINE 30 OF THE WALL

MARK AFFLERBACH

WALL NAME

MARK AFFLERBACH

PANEL / LINE

4W/30

DATE OF BIRTH

07/08/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/07/1971

HOME OF RECORD

LEVITTOWN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Bucks County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CAPT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MARK AFFLERBACH
POSTED ON 3.4.2012

If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Mark AFFLERBACH, USA...who made the ultimate sacrifice!!!!!

If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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POSTED ON 7.9.2009
POSTED BY: Brian Westenberg

ONE OF THE GOOD GUYS

Grew up in the same neighborhood,just a couple of streets apart with myself four years younger.

Don't know how or why, but I knew 'Mark' as "Whitey", or "Whity" Afflerbach, as I knew his younger sister Sarah as Sally.

From the perspective of a young male growing up in that area there were two classes of 'guys'......... good or bad. Whity (Mark) was, most definitely, one of the Good guys.

I well remember him as a good-natured pleasant fellow but one who would stand his ground. All these years past, still I painfully and vividly remember finding him sitting on the curb nursing a very bloodied nose. He had been minding his own business in his own front yard when two males from another neighborhood showed up to engage some of their bully tactics. It would have been so easy, and 'sensible', for Mark to retreat to the house. Mark chose otherwise and took a beating for his principles. I also witnessed him 'taking-up' for others being harassed.

I left Levittown early 66.

I only wish somehow I could have known our paths crossed in SEA. The records indicate we were 'in-country' together. I left just two months before his death. I would have loved to have said hello and chewed the fat on the old neighborhood.

I have no useful words of solace for his family, and doubt there ever were. I am sure each and all have had to travel that road to hell and find their own tactics for moving on.

The slurry of life is washed and sifted by waters of time.... slowly revealing the gems. Mark was, and remains in my memory, one of those rare gems.

Too often and sadly, the cliche' of "....the good die young" becomes reality.

God Bless, Please, Mark and all his family.

Brian Westenberg

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POSTED ON 10.24.2006
POSTED BY: Russell K. Port

Comrades in Arms

I am Hyrum Barry Port's brother and extend my salute and love to Mark and his family for their great sacrifice in this WAR. They Mark and Barry two great pilots fought and died together that fateful day, brothers in Arms. I know feel and understand the pain of the Afflerbach's. Peace be unto them and may God's light shine upon all famlies who suffered from their tremendous loss of GREAT young men and women in Viet Nam. I would enjoy making contact with the Afflerbach family if they are interested.
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POSTED ON 2.11.2005
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Mark is buried at Arlington Nat Cem.
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POSTED ON 8.12.2004
POSTED BY: Dick Crawley

My hootchmate

Mark, I miss you and, after years of searching, was able to fulfill the promise i made to you the night before you crashed.
Rest in Peace.
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