Our Squadron is for all Marines who are or were part of Marine Air Command and Control. The name honors a small team of Marines who created an all weather bombing system in 1949 at Point Magu, California that evolved to become the Air Support Radar Team (ASRT). The equipment was sent to the Korean War as part of the 1st MAW, 1st MTACS. The radio call sign was Devastate Charlie. We are part of the Marine Corps Aviation Association. Click on the MCAA logo below for more information or to join. If you want to post stories or photos send them to craighullinger@gmail.com Semper Fi

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Mark Rayfield Jr. Son of Col Rayfield

Richard Mark Rayfield, Jr.

Richard Mark Rayfield, Jr.

Born in Camp Pendleton, CA on Nov. 30, 1985
Died Jul. 2, 2011 and resided in San Antonio, TX.
Visitation:Thursday, Jul. 7, 2011
Service:Thursday, Jul. 7, 2011
Funeral Home:Porter Loring Mortuary North
Cemetery:Holy Cross Cemetery
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Richard “Mark” Rayfield, Jr., age 25, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2011 in San Antonio.

Mark was born on November 30, 1985 at Camp Pendleton, California, to Col. Richard Mark Rayfield, Sr. and Jeannine A. Ledlow Rayfield. He graduated from MacArthur High School in 2004, and attended Texas A & M University and San Antonio Community College. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather James C. Ledlow, Sr.

Mark is survived by his parents; his brothers and sister: Robbie, Ryan and Kristin; grandparents: Col. Bob Rayfield and Mrs. Sara Rayfield of New Braunfels; Dr. Phil Hobson and Mrs. Joann Ledlow-Hobson of College Station; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. on July 7, at Porter Loring Mortuary North.

11:00 A.M.

Monsignor Kevin Ryan will officiate.

Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Pallbearers/Honorary Pallbearers will be Robbie Rayfield, Ryan Rayfield, Kristin Rayfield, Stew Rayfield, Jim Ledlow, Jeff Ledlow, Joe Ledlow, John Ledlow, and Johnny Holstead.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 2224 Walsh-Tarlton Lane #200, Austin, TX 78746. 

Sad News 

From Jeff Merchant-APX. A good friend to many of us -- Colonel Mark Rayfield -- lost his son on 2 July.

       Mike, this will be of interest to the Devastate Charlie MCAA squadron - thanks


       Col Jeff Merchant

 On 2 July Mark and Jeanine Rayfield's eldest, Mark Jr., passed away unexpectedly at their home in San Antonio, TX.  Below is Mark's Face Book note post. I'm sure passing this along to those that know them will increase the chorus of comforting condolences.
       We found our beloved oldest son, Mark Jr (25) dead in his bedroom here at our home on Saturday 2 Jul. We are devastated but know somehow God's love and strength will get us through this. Our solace is knowing that Mark is in the Lord's arms and at peace.

       Services are scheduled for Thur 7 Jul 2011

       Schedule for Rayfield Family
       7 Jul: 9:00 - 11:00 AM: Viewing - PORTER LORING MORTUARY, NORTH 2102 NORTH LOOP 1604 EAST, SAN ANTONIO, TX 78232 - (210) 495-8221 

       7 Jul: 11:00 AM: Service @ Funeral Home Chapel, Graveside service immediately following @ Holy Cross Cemetery

       7 Jul: Reception @ St Mark's Catholic Church, 1602 Thousand Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78232

       In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

       Condolences can be left at Mark's Facebook (as many are doing) and at the Loring Funeral Home site;


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