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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 Paul Maupin on February 11, 2014:

Mark was my first college roommate at New Mexico Military Institute. Like others, I can only echo that Mark was one of the nicest, most genuine, people I have ever met. He was just so good and selfless in so many ways. One morning, we both woke up early to shine our brass and I had my lamp on which apparently was not allowed. We both got "stuck" which meant a Saturday of marching even though it was my fault. I complained to my football coach and he got me out of marching but not Mark. I felt so bad but Mark never held it against me. He just didn't seem to have an ounce of selfishness in him. I will always remember the kindness of Mark and pray for continued peace and comfort for his wife and family. Mark truly makes me want to be a better person. Thank you, Mark, for a life well lived.

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