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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.


Awards & Recognition

  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards

    Winner • 1987 • Picture Book

  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards

    Winner • 1988 • Secondary readers

  • COOL Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 1993 • Primary readers section

  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 1993 • Primary readers section

  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 1994 • Primary readers section


Tell My Sons 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. d The Last Lecture, a dying father pens a heartbreakingly honest and deeply moving legacy of advice for his three sons that has inspired thousands.

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