Ronald Lester Babcock Missing in Action February 27, 1971

Ronald Lester Babcock

First Lieutenant

Unit: 7th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Division 

Date of Birth: 8-Oct-45
Date of Death: 27-Feb-71
City: Tuscon
State: AZ

Notes: First Lieutenant Babcock was a member of Troop B, 7th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Division. On February 27, 1971, he was the pilot of a Hughes Loach Observation Helicopter (OH-6A) over Laos when the aircraft was shot down. The pilot and observer escaped the plane but ran into the enemy and were killed. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. For more information see:

Did you know Ronald Lester Babcock? Did you serve with him? Did you wear his bracelet? Do you have a story of him or photo to share?  If you can answer yes to any of those questions, please leave a comment, so all can know that he has not been forgotten.

1 comment:

Diana Taylor said...

Yes I do wear his Bracelet! So he isn't forgotten!