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View a eulogy for Mark Andess Garner, USMA '02, who passed away on July 6, 2009.

Mark Andess Garner

West Point, 2002

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by Matt Golsteyn on July 16, 2009:

"It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world." - Steinbeck

Family and Friends,

I did not know Mark on a personal level though our paths frequently crossed over the years in shared classes, friends, schools, and assignments. I am however, very familiar with the character and reputation of Mark. When I received word of his passing, the above quote from East of Eden came into my mind as I thought of Mark. You did not need to have a close relationship with Mark to call him a friend. He was certainly loved by all those close to him, but even people who were not close held him in the highest regard as a man of character, integrity, and compassion. I am deeply saddened by his loss. Mark lived life as it should be lived and his passing has left his classmates with a painful sense of loss.


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