Hundreds of mourners paid their final respects on Friday to a proud Army officer and devoted husband and dad. At 38, Lt. Col. Mark Weber was on the fast track for a successful military career. But the story of his unexpected journey would reach far beyond the halls of the Pentagon. “He was a scholar. He was just a joy to be around, very inspirational,” says Lt. Col. Kevin Olson, spokesperson for the Minnesota National Guard.
A soldier, who wrote a book to his three sons while battling cancer, has died. Lt. Col. Mark Weber passed away Thursday, sources said. He was 41.
Eighteen years in the U.S. Army earned Lt. Col. Mark Weber a chest full of medals and military commendations, from airborne wings to foreign engagement ribbons.