Afflerbach, Mark, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
1204-Armored Reconnaissance Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Armor (Officer)
Primary Unit
1970-1971, 1204, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)/F Troop, 8th Cavalry Regiment
Service Years
1964 - 1971

Armor

Captain


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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1945
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Levittown, PA
Last Address
Levittown, PA

Casualty Date
Mar 07, 1971
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
04W 030 / Section 23 Site 22631-C

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1970, 3rd Officer Student Company-Class 70-28 (Fort Wolters, TX), B/1
 Unit Assignments
23rd Infantry Division (Americal)/F Troop, 8th Cavalry Regiment
  1970-1971, 1204, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)/F Troop, 8th Cavalry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
  1971-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)/Operation Lam Son 719
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In the late afternoon of  7 March 1971, Capt. Mark Afflerbach and WO1 Hyrum Port were aboard their AH-1G (#69-16438).  They had departed the F Troop, 8th Cavalry area in Quang Tri for a visual reconnaissance mission support of C Company, 2nd Battalion, 502D Infantry, 101st Airborne Division.

After approximately one hour of normal visual reconnaissance, due to a malfunction the aircraft crashed and exploded from fuel and ordinance.  Both crewmen suffered fatal injuries in the crash.
 
Captain Afflerbach left a wife and two children at his passing

Note:  May have had prior duty in Vietnam, but did serve in South Korea..
   
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