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Info Sheet - Mark Jackson

Killed in Action 28 October 1969

Jack Craig- Fellow Pilot same unit
Phoenix AZ
Mark we went into country together I wish we could have come home together. I feel bad that I got the only Cobra slot when we got there. Tom Doling and I spent a lot of time on the ground trying to get you out. I miss you and the other three that was with us when we all went to 25th ID. You were the 4th one to die and I knew that I was next. Some how I survied and came home. Rest in peace Brother. Jack "Centaur 55" D Troop 3rd Squadron 4th US Cavalry 25th ID Cu Chi Vietnam.
Nov 7, 2008


Jane Misenheimer Eleazer - Friend
Columbia SC
Not forgotten
Mark and I met and dated while he was stationed at Ft. Jackson in Columbia SC. I was 18 years old, he was 20. He talked about his family and being a helicopter pilot. He proudly showed me pictures of the copter he would be flying and talked about Vietnam. I was with him on the evening before he left Ft. Jackson for his assignment.(My Mom and Dad gave me an extra hour on curfew since he was leaving the next morning) He and I share the same birthdate, June 14th and I especially think about him on that day. I prayed for him and all those that went to Viet Nam and to this day continue to pray for those serving in our military around the world. Mark, like so many others gave their life and they are our TRUE heros. Mark Jackson, you will never be forgotten.
Jun 15, 2007

Helicopter OH-6A 68-17149


Information on U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A tail number 68-17149
The Army purchased this helicopter 0569
Total flight hours at this point: 00000628
Date: 10/28/1969 
Incident number: 69102888.KIA 
Unit: D/3/4 CAV
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY 
This was a Recon mission for Unarmed Recon 
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at UNK feet and 050 knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XT165345
Helicopter took 4 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 KIA, 02 INJ . . 
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, LNNF, HUGHS, CASRP, CRAFX (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
P 1LT JACKSON MARK KIA
CE SP4 S SNODDY 
G PFC R RHODES