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MSG Aubrey M. Batts
from Washington, D.C.,

Born in 1939, Ranger Batts was 77 years old at the time of his death in 2016.


 

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MSG Aubrey M. Batts 's Biography

Serving his country first in the Reserves from 1956 - 1958 and then active duty from 1958-1978, with two tours in Vietnam as a school trained "Snake Eater"(44th Company (Ranger), 4th Student Battalion Class of 64) , Ranger Batts served with MACV and 101st Airborne Div. After Vietnam Ranger Batts served as a Ranger Instructor from 1972 until his retirement in 1978. In 1994 Ranger Batts was inducted into the Ranger Hall Of Fame.

 

During his military service, MSG Aubrey M. Batts also served in MACV; 101st Airborne Div; Ranger Training Brigade;

The Supreme Jumpmaster has seen fit to Manifest Ranger Batts, Aubrey M. for his final jump. Rangers Batts was loved and will be missed.

Serving his country first in the Reserves from 1956 - 1958 and then active duty from 1958-1978, with two tours in Vietnam as a school trained "Snake Eater"(44th Company (Ranger), 4th Student Battalion Class of 64) , Ranger Batts served with MACV and 101st Airborne Div. After Vietnam Ranger Batts served as a Ranger Instructor from 1972 until his retirement in 1978. In 1994 Ranger Batts was inducted into the Ranger Hall Of Fame.

With a heavy heart. his last commands are as follows;
"Get Ready"
"Stand Up"
"Hook Up"
"Check Static Line"
"Check Equipment"
"Sound Off For Equipment Check"
{Ranger Aubrey M. Batts is all OK}
"Stand In the Door"
"GO!!"

From Ranger Tee Mac:
I will personally miss Ranger Aubrey Batts, as a member of the 555th Parachute Infantry Association he would school me during the reunions, explaining history and tactics. Now he is challenging the Gate Guards, making sure "All is Secure".


http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ledger-enquirer/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=179815635
Aubrey M.
Batts
March 4, 1939-
April 25, 2016
Columbus, GA- Master Sergeant Aubrey M. Batts, (United States Army, Retired) of Columbus passed away Monday at Columbus Hospice. He was 77 years of age and resided at 134 Playa Delray Drive.
MSG Batts was born in Washington, D.C. and was the son of the late William Henry and Nannie Hines Batts. He was a member of Pinehurst Baptist Church and obtained an Associate degree at Troy State University.

He was a proud U. S. Army Ranger who retired following 22 years of dedicated service to his country. He was also retired from Civil Services, Ft. Benning, GA after 20+ years with the Range Control Operations. He was a member of the WWII Rangers Association, Triple Nickels Association, Airborne Association, American Legion Post #267, DAV Chapter #56, and the National Infantry Association. MSG Batts was inducted into the U. S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame in 1995 and was a member of the Distinguished Rangers Jr. Training Brigade.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William E. Batts, and three sisters, Garney Batts Jackson, Shirley Batts and Henrietta Batts Greene.
Survivors include: his wife of 52 years, Mrs. Gracie Guest Batts; two daughters, LTC Rena M. Batts-Elmore (LTC Ret. Hugh) and Audrey Batts Watson (Tim); two beloved granddaughters, Aubrey Grace and Bella Marie Watson; two sisters, Delores Batts Butler and Margaret Batts Todd; a brother-in-law, Isaac Guest; a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.
The Homegoing Celebration for MSG (Ret) Batts will be held Monday, May 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Main Post Chapel on Ingersoll Street, Fort Benning, GA with interment in Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery. Full Military Honors will be accorded. Visitation is Today, 2 til 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The cortege will depart from the residence at 10:30 the morning of the service. Condolences may be expressed at progressivefuneralhome.com. Progressive Funeral Home, Inc. "A Touch of Dignity for Those Who Care."
Published in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on May 1, 2016
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ledger-enquirer/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=179815635#sthash.UJ31nhtI.dpuf




 

 

 

 

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