Mark Weber – Father, Soldier, Author – Dies At 41 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.
Terminally Ill Nat’l Guardsman’s Book To Sons Hits ShelvesAt the height of his military career in 2010, Lt. Col. Mark Weber was forced to face a different kind of life and death battle. He was diagnosed with cancer and given just months to live. "Doctors have told me they can't understand how I'm still alive. I have damage to my liver that is incomprehensible," Weber said. That was November of last year, just before Weber's book was self-published. "Tell My Sons: A Father's Last Letters" sold 10,000 copies in three months.