Role: Team Member
Regiment: 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment
Home Town: Colorado Spring, Colorado
Injury: Partial hand/forearm amputation, facial rebuild, burns
Date of Birth: 05/05/85

Mark graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2007 and elected to be commissioned into the U.S. Army. He served as an infantry officer in the First Battalion, Twelfth Infantry Regiment, Fourth Infantry Division, Red Warriors. Prior to serving as a platoon leader, he completed Airborne and Ranger training in Fort Benning, Georgia.

During his time in Afghanistan in 2009 Mark was involved in an IED incident. The entire front half of Mark’s body armour was blown off his torso yet the equipment managed to protect his chest and stomach during the blast. Mark firmly believes that his duty to serve continues for life. ‘As a leader of soldiers your responsibility never ends. I feel obligated to continue to set the example for those who follow not only in my footsteps as a wounded service member, but also for those returning home from combat. My mission to continue in public outreach directly aligns with the Walking With The Wounded goal of increasing public awareness and fundraising to provide much needed services for our returning veterans.

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