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06-10-2013, 10:48
RIP, Chief.

CW2 Mark S. Binnebose

Mark S. Binnebose, 53, of Italy, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Lavoria, Italy.

A celebration of life service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., with Pastor Ed Bard officiating. Inurnment will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery. There will be no public visitation scheduled; per his wishes he will be cremated. Memorials may be directed to the Mark S. Binnebose Memorial Fund in care of the family.

Mark S. Binnebose was born in Marshall, Minn., on Feb. 14, 1960 (Valentine’s Day), the youngest of four children. Mark grew up in Mason City and the U.S. Army. Mark enlisted into the Army in 1980 after basic and AIT training. Mark’s first assignment as an MP was to guard special weapons stockpiled at the Seneca Army Depot in Seneca, N.Y.

During the next three years Mark successfully completed Basic Airborne, Air Assault and Special Forces qualification courses. After graduating from the Special Qualification Course, Mark became a Special Operations engineer sergeant and was assigned to the 1st Special Forces GP at Fort Lewis, Washington.

Mark continued to be assigned to Special Forces units as a Special Operations engineer sergeant and rose to the rank of sergeant first class, also during that period he attended the French language course and numerous courses related to Special Operations to include Combat Engineer Training, Special Operations Training and Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape Training.

In 1993, Mark then attended and graduated from Warrant Officer Candidate School, Individual Terrorism Awareness, Psychological Operations Officer, Special Forces Warrant, Officer Basic, Jump Master, Special Forces Advance Recon Target Analysis and Exploitation Technical Course. During the next 6 years Mark continued to serve in various Special Forces units throughout the world as a Special Forces Technician and rose to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 2. Mark retired from Active Duty in Boblingen, Germany, from the 1/10th Special Forces Group on the last day of December 2000. While spending almost 14 years in Special Forces units, Mark participated in operations in over 63 countries, many times engaging in hostilities to protect U.S. interests and preserve freedom so we can enjoy every day as Americans.

Mark’s next endeavor from 2000-02 was a civilian chief security advisor for U.S. interests in Guinea, Africa, with more than 200 host nation employees working for him guarding various activities in support of the U.S. and Guinea governments. Mark became a U.S. government civilian employee as a security specialist in 2002 and served in The Netherlands, Alaska, and Italy until his untimely death on May 1, 2013.

Mark was a loving father, brother and son and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. He enjoyed riding his Harley and spending time with his faithful companion, Bo.

Those left to cherish his memory are his four sons, Joshua Binnebose (Kasey), Tyler (Jessica) Binnebose, Nick Binnebose, Tanner Binnebose; brother, Craig Binnebose (Janelle); sister, Karen Bull (Ron); five grandchildren; father, Neil Binnebose; and many more that shared in his adventures around the world.

He was preceded in death by Paula Johnson and Betty Binnebose.

Mark S. Binnebose was a True Warrior of this world and is now on to the next.

Arrangements are pending with Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City, IA 50401, 641-423-0924, www.majorericksonfuneralhome.


Santo Tomas
06-10-2013, 10:54
RIP Mark. Tot Ziens!

06-10-2013, 11:07
Rest In Peace Chief and Thank You for Your lifetime of service.

06-10-2013, 11:12
Rest well Chief.

06-10-2013, 11:54
RIP, Chief.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

06-10-2013, 11:56
Rest In Peace, Chief Binnebose!

Thank you for your many years of service and sacrifice!

06-10-2013, 12:24
Rest in Peace, Chief.

06-10-2013, 13:12
RIP Brother, Vaya con Dios.

06-10-2013, 13:31
RIP Chief...when I read your name my memory flashed back, could see you as a young Sgt.
When I reclassed and picked up 18C you were in that same PH2 going thru the Q course.
Too young brother.

06-10-2013, 16:48
Rest In Peace Chief

06-10-2013, 22:57
May you rest in the loving arms of God.

06-11-2013, 06:45
Rest in Peace Brother!!!

The Reaper
06-11-2013, 17:42
RIP, hermano.

Thank you for your service.


06-12-2013, 22:19
RIP Chief

06-13-2013, 10:24
Rest In Peace, Brother.

11-20-2013, 12:00
First off thank you all for your service to this country. I am writing in regards to information about my maternal uncle who served as a Green Beret. Mark S. Binnebose, who passed away back in May. He left behind four boys and quite a few grandchildren. (With one more due to arrive in Jan.) I have talked to one of Mark's boys (my first cousin) about putting together some stories so all the grandchildren can appreciate the sacrifices Mark made for this nation as well as get to know their grandfather. I do realize you all can not share classified details, i was wondering if any of you had some good stories to share about the great man that was my uncle. The information would never be published, instead used only for the immediate family. If you would like to share or know anyone who may please fee free to email me at kyle.nicholas.johnson@gmail.com

Thank you for your service and god bless