CW3 Mark S O'Steen
- 43 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 6, 1959
- Date of passing: Jan 30, 2003
|Let the memory of Mark be with us forever|
Army Chief Warrant Officer O'Steen was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. O’Steen died in the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter while on a training mission 7 miles east of Bagram Air Base. Mark graduated from Carroll High School in 1978. He attended the University of Alabama and graduated from Regions University with a degree in sociology. Stationed in Afghanistan, Mark piloted a MH-60, an adapted version of the Blackhawk helicopter, which Army special operations forces use for long-range, low-level penetration of hostile territory at night. Mark loved to eat his mother's fudge, chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies, and German chocolate cake. He had a passion for boating, had recently purchased a Harley Davidson Motorcycle, and was restoring a Nissan 280 ZX. He was an all-American boy and a great soldier who loved to fly. Survivors include his wife, two daughters and one son. He had served in the United States Army for 18 years. The U.S. military has said the cause of the crash is unclear, but there was no indication of enemy fire. Mark was on his third deployment to Afghanistan.
"I'm sorry for your loss. He did a great deal for the army. He will aways be in our heart and on my mind"
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