Babcock, Ronald Lester, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1970-1971, 1981, 1st Aviation Brigade
Service Years
1969 - 1971

Transportation Corps

First Lieutenant

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Tucson, AZ
Last Address
Tucson, AZ

Casualty Date
Feb 27, 1971
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Panel 04W Line 008

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
7th Squadron, 1st Cavalry (Airmobile)1st Aviation Brigade
  1970-1971, 1981, B Troop, 7th Squadron, 1st Cavalry (Airmobile)
  1970-1971, 1981, 1st Aviation Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
 Colleges Attended 
Northern Arizona University
  1963-1968, Northern Arizona University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Lt. Babcock was the pilot of San OH-6A ( tail number 67-16256) that was shot down, crashing down on a dirt road. Both crew members got out and ran across clearing where they were killed by NVA.  They remain MIA. Crew Members: SFC Fred Mooney (OB) 1st Lt. Ron Babcck (P). 

Lt. Babcock left a wife and four children at his passing.
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