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Mark with Mom and Dad

This is my favorite picture of Mark with our parents. He is genuinely happy, and I can see honor and pride in Mom and Dad’s faces. One reason I can see that is because I was there when it was

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Determination of a Warrior

This was taken during some of Mark’s CCT training. When I see this picture, I think of ‘perseverance’ and ‘determination’. You can see the exhaustion in his face. And believe me, Mark’s wasn’t the only face like this in the

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Speeches by friend Bobby Bonello

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

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Congressional Record on Mark

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.

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Mark listed in People Magazine

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.

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Rampside photos of Mark

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

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