Below are the speeches that Mark’s good friend, and fellow CCT, gave at the funeral, and the memorial service at Pope AFB. They are well written and include both humor and sentiment. He delivered them from the heart and we
Below is a statement Congressman Robert Aderholt read to the House of Representatives on December 15, 2010. He spoke at the funeral and presented our parents with a flag that was flown at the Capitol in honor of Mark.
It’s sad to see the names of hundreds of men and women killed in war this year. Then, to see our brother’s name listed is hard to believe. I feel like the entire magazine should be dedicated to his life.
These pictures were taken on a C-17 ramp service in Afghanistan. When a U.S. service member is killed, there is a formal ceremony with several military personnel present. Included in these pics are Mark’s commander, and his good friend and
Our good friend, Derek wrote a nice piece about Mark back in October. He and Laura spent many hours during the crazy days leading up to the memorial services, making the video that was shown at the funeral. That DVD
We got this picture off Mark’s computer. We’ve found there are many pictures of him with local children. This is probably one of the kids he was teaching the English alphabet to. We also learned recently that the elders in