Author(s): Mark Weber
In the bestselling tradition of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Last Lecture, a dying father's deeply moving legacy for his sons is winning hearts and minds around the world. At just 38 and at the height of his military career, highly decorated US soldier Lieutenant Colonel Mark Weber was diagnosed with deadly Stage IV gastro-intestinal cancer. Given just four months to live, he began to write a letter to his three young sons so that as they grew up without him they would have the lessons that living u and dying u had taught him about courage and fear, pride and humility, and so much more. Over time that letter became the extraordinary Tell My Sons. Wise, courageous and devoid of sugar-coating, it is a gift that's already reaching far beyond his sons. As Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays With Morrie, says: Mark Weber's story has touched me in such a profound 'way. It's real, brave, gritty, honest, inspiring and a gift to us all. Every page exudes courage, honesty, and an indomitable spirit.'
Lieutenant Colonel Mark Weber served 23 years in the US Army, including five years as an enlisted soldier in the Minnesota National Guard and nineteen years on active duty as a commissioned officer. He was stationed throughout the United States, at the Pentagon, in Saudi Arabia and in Iraq. His awards included the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and the Combat Action Badge. First diagnosed with Stage 4 gastrointestinal cancer in 2010, Mark was told he had months to live. He continued to work, give speeches and write until his death on 13 June 2013. Markpassed away at home in Rosemount, Minnesota, with his wife, Kristin, and their three sons, Matthew, Joshua and Noah, at his side. He was 41. His wish to die at home, embraced by love, with a view of his beloved garden, was granted to him.