Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Mark A Bibby

Watha, North Carolina

July 21, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
25 Army Cpl

Headquarters, Headquarters Detachment, 422 Civil Affairs Battalion

Greensboro, North Carolina

Baghdad, Iraq. Bibby was in a convoy to a water treatment facility when an improvised explosive device exploded.

PRESS RELEASE: Civil affairs Soldier killed in Iraq identified

U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, July 22, 2003) — A civil affairs Soldier killed in Iraq July 21 has been identified as Spc. Mark Anthony Bibby of Watha, N.C. Bibby was a member of the Army Reserve’s 422nd Civil Affairs Battalion from Greensboro, N.C.

Bibby was born Nov. 14, 1977 in Wilmington, N.C. Before he was called to active duty on Jan. 22, he was an engineering student at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro.

On July 21, Bibby was part of a convoy to a water treatment facility in Baghdad when he was killed by hostile fire.
Bibby was a chemical operations specialist and was responsible for nuclear, biological and chemical detection and decontamination for his unit.

The 422nd Civil Affairs Battalion was deployed to Iraq to participate in the coalition effort to assist the Iraqi people in rebuilding Iraq following decades of neglect and abuse under the Hussein regime.

Bibby is survived by his father, Eustace Bibby, and his mother, Jean Bibby, of Watha, N.C.

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