Mark A Farrar
Highest Military RankLTC
Tomb DatesOct 1982 - Aug 1983
Home City / StateColesville, MD
Current City / StateCampbellsville, KY
Tomb Reflections<p><p>One of the most interesting year\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s of my life – a true honor to provide a unique service and be part of a proud tradition. An absolutely first class way to begin an Army career. I didn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t realize at the time how my TUS tour would come up again and again as a positive discriminator on future assignments.</p></p></p></p>
Units & Campaigns<p><p>3rd US INF (TOG)<br /><br /><br /><br />
7th US INF, 3ID<br /><br /><br /><br />
303 MI BN, 504th MI BDE<br /><br /><br /><br />
3rd BDE 1st CD (Operation Iris Gold)<br /><br /><br /><br />
MBBL, Ft Knox<br /><br /><br /><br />
1st CD (G2)<br /><br /><br /><br />
102nd MI BN, 2ID<br /><br /><br /><br />
4th Cav Bde, 85th DIV</p></p></p></p>
Awards & Decorations<p><p>Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), Army Commendation Medal (6th Award), Army Achievement Medal (3rd Award), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal (1 Bronze Star), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd Award), Kuwait Liberation Medal (KU), M-21 Sniper Weapon System Expert Qualification Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Identification Badge</p></p></p></p>
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Did you know?
What happened to the soldier that was in the Tomb from the Vietnam War?
The remains of the Vietnam Unknown Soldier were exhumed May 14, 1998. Based on mitochondrial DNA testing, DoD scientists identified the remains as those of Air Force 1st Lt. Michael Joseph Blassie, who was shot down near An Loc, Vietnam, in 1972. It has been decided that the crypt that contained the remains of the Vietnam Unknown will remain vacant. (Further Background) (News Article from the Department of Defense)