Lance Corporal Travis Thornton Babine

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“Alice, I cannot tell you how sorry I am at the loss of Travis. I cannot imagine the pain and words cannot begin to describe how much he will...Read More »
1 of 38 | Posted by: Victor L. Cerne, Capt., USN, (Ret) - MD

“Just wish to extend my deepest sympathy to the Babine family. Although I did not know Travis personlly, I know he was a Marine, which is to say he...Read More »
2 of 38 | Posted by: Michael J.Trodden, Col, USAF (Ret) - TX

“My heartfelt sympathy and prayers are extended to the entire Babine family. I am a proud Gold Star Mother and proud Marine Mom of LCPL Stephen J....Read More »
3 of 38 | Posted by: Diana M. Perez - San Antonio, TX

“MAY GOD BE WITH YOU IN THIS TIME OF SORROW. HE DIED A HERO AND NOW RESTS WITH THE ANGELS. ”
4 of 38 | Posted by: JANET - SAN ANTONIO, TX

“Lance Corporal Babine, From one Marine to another thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice. You will be missed and remembered by...Read More »
5 of 38 | Posted by: 2ndLt. Josh Castillo - TX

“Forever remembered, Forever Loved. ”
6 of 38 | Posted by: Kimberly Bohl-Clark - San Antonio, TX

“Dear friends and family of Travis, I did not have the pleasure of meeting Travis this side of Heaven. One day, though I will see and know my...Read More »
7 of 38 | Posted by: Denise Miranda - San Antonio, TX

“Thank you for your service and for your sacrifice. May all young men grow up to have the same integrity and dedication that you have shown. I'm...Read More »
8 of 38 | Posted by: Grace - San Diego, CA

“Alice, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My Sunday School group at Rainbow Hills Baptist Church is lifting you up in prayer. ...Read More »
9 of 38 | Posted by: Irene Yglecias - San Antonio, TX

“God Bless your family during this difficult time. What a wonderful obituary for this extraoridnary solider of God. May God be with you and hold you...Read More »
10 of 38 | Posted by: Christi Bates - Deville, LA

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Lance Corporal Babine. I did not know this young man but I am very proud of him. He sacrificed his...Read More »
11 of 38 | Posted by: Mary Jane - San Antonio, TX

“I was touched by the article and wanted to let you know that I am praying for your family. Although, Lance is in a better place I know that you as...Read More »
12 of 38 | Posted by: Cathy Young - Clinton

“On behalf of all the men and women who serve those who served before us at AFV I, we salute Lance Corporal Babine and offer our condolences to his...Read More »
13 of 38 | Posted by: Lt Col Kathleen Estrada - TX

“Alice--Travis is a true American hero, and a role model for countless people-young and old. I brought up his story at last week's Bible Study at Oak...Read More »
14 of 38 | Posted by: Ben Wallis - San Antonio, TX

“Dear family of Lance Cpl Babine Your son has already heard the words from our Lord, WELL DONE THY GOOD AND FAITHFUL SON. We are praying for your...Read More »
15 of 38 | Posted by: Donna Castillo - TX

“i have never met this youngman, but after read his story from his pastor it had brought me to tears that he passed so young, he gave so much to his...Read More »
16 of 38 | Posted by: Michael J. Hernandez - TX

“To the family of a brave young man: May the peace of the Lord which surpasses all understanding, be with each and everyone of you. May the Lord bless...Read More »
17 of 38 | Posted by: Mary Kosub - La Vernia, TX

“Jo and I never met Travis personally but have felt his presence in our St. Michael's family. The love and care they extended to us as newcomers is...Read More »
18 of 38 | Posted by: Ralph & Joanne Comer - TX

“Our hearts are breaking for you. Our daughter is a Marine, and 20 years old. Know that your Marine family will never forget your precious son, Travis...Read More »
19 of 38 | Posted by: Carrie Miller - San Antonio, TX

“Keeping you in our love, thoughts and prayers, asking God to give you comfort and peace. In Christ, Donna Matjeka CHFBS - faculty ”
20 of 38 | Posted by: Donna Matjeka - TX

“May "...the peace of God that surpassess all understanding ... guard your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ." Ph 4:7 ”
21 of 38 | Posted by: David C. Kirk - San Antonio, TX

“Travis, You served your country, and you served God. You and your family are in our hearts and our prayers. God Bless you Travis..... ”
22 of 38 | Posted by: Cathy Frasier - San Antonio, TX

“I remember going to school with Travis. He was such a good student, wonderful person, and very funny. I will always remember our school days. He was...Read More »
23 of 38 | Posted by: Samantha Scheideman - San Antonio, TX

“Our thoughts and prayers to the entire family. Thank you LCPL Travis Thornton Babine and family for the ultimate sacrifice. Love and...Read More »
24 of 38 | Posted by: Cindy Cillo - San Antonio, TX

“Please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of your son. My son is also a Marine, and I can appreciate your loss for giving the ultimate sacrifice...Read More »
25 of 38 | Posted by: Kathy Flinn - San Antonio, TX

“My sincere and heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your son. I have the deepest of respect for our veterans, for I took care of them many years. God...Read More »
26 of 38 | Posted by: Mario H. Cruz - Uvalde, TX

“Thank you Travis for touching my life. I will see you again in Glory. Alice, prayers for peace to you and Marshall we love you. ”
27 of 38 | Posted by: Tru Hiatt - Uvalde, TX

“God has a place for you as we thank you for fighting for our freedom. We thank your family giving us such a brave man. May we never forget that...Read More »
28 of 38 | Posted by: Virginia Barron - Live Oak, TX

“Babin and Badger Families: I am truly sorry for your loss. Obviously a true hero giving the ultimate sacrifice for all of us. I do not know you, nor...Read More »
29 of 38 | Posted by: judi - Marion, TX

“Dear Babine and Badger families, A brief note to express my sincere sympathy on the loss of your son. He is a hero and lived an exemplary life. He...Read More »
30 of 38 | Posted by: Reagan Greer - San Antonio, TX

“We have deep pride in our USMC. We are grateful that this group of ours has dedicated their lives to protect and serve our country. This commitment...Read More »
31 of 38 | Posted by: Jan Varns - Seguin, TX

“I was so sad to hear of Travis' death. I pray that God will comfort his family with the comfort only He can give. Travis was in my computer class at...Read More »
32 of 38 | Posted by: Cindy King - Shavano Park, TX

“to the family of lance corporal travis babine,our hearts are broken for you,as a proud marines mom,we are all family,we will keep you in our hearts...Read More »
33 of 38 | Posted by: rachel fulton - jewett, TX

“Sweet Travis...I will always remember his bright smile and his quiet spirit. What an honor and privilege it was to be his Sunday School teacher at St...Read More »
34 of 38 | Posted by: Anita Forbes - San Antonio, TX

“Saluting & Thanking our Valiant Hero Lance Cpl Travis Babine for your ultimate sacrifice! He leaves a precious example of Faith, Valour, and...Read More »
35 of 38 | Posted by: Garza Family - Elmendorf, TX

“My family and I thank you for the ultimate sacrifice you have made and the family now must endure. May God Bless you all. ”
36 of 38 | Posted by: Debbi Chesney - San Antonio, TX

“I did not ever have the honor of meeting Travis, but my heart aches for his family and friends.I hope you are able to find solace in your memories...Read More »
37 of 38 | Posted by: Kelly - San Antonio, TX

“Our thoughts and prayers go out for this Marine who has given this ultimate sacrifice for his country. God grant his mother Alice and the rest of...Read More »
38 of 38 | Posted by: Dave and Natalia Holmes - TX


BABINE Lance Corporal Travis Thornton Babine, United States Marine Corps joined his fellow Marines guarding the streets of Heaven on August 6th, 2009. He was killed in action in Farah Province, Afghanistan while assigned to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines from Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Travis was twenty years old. He was born June 6th, 1989 at Ft. Belvoir, VA and lived in various locations in the United States and Korea, before his family settled in San Antonio in 1996. Travis is survived by his mother, Alice A. Babine (USA, Ret), his father, William E. Badger (USA, Ret), and his step-mother, Dorothy M. Badger, all of San Antonio. Also surviving are his sisters Desiree, Marshall, and Demetria Badger. He was preceded in death by his brother, William David Badger III. Travis was a 2007 honor graduate of Castle Hills First Baptist School. He enlisted in the Marine Corps immediately after graduating from high school. Travis was a kind, gentle, and generous young man. He felt called to military service at an early age. When asked why he joined the Marine Corps as a rifleman in time of war, he quoted Isaiah 6:8, "Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 'Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?' And I said, 'Here I am. Send me!'" He touched many lives at school, at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, in the gaming community, and in the Marine Corps. He is absent from us but present with the Lord, and the positive impact he made on many other people will live on.

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