A Military Father’s Last Letter: “Tell My Sons”
Minnesota National Guard Lt. Col. Mark Weber opened many eyes and hearts to a topic most people prefer not to confront head on: the topic of death.
Beginning his Military career in 1985 as a JROTC cadet in high school, Weber had enlisted as a Military Police Soldier by 1989. After serving for 16 years in the U.S. Army, he transitioned full-time to the Minnesota National Guard.
In July 2010, the Lt. Col. was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.
“Tell My Sons” is a book of 9 long letters he wrote to his 3 sons full of advice, love and words of wisdom. The book has inspired a wide range of individuals, from young college students to high-ranking Military personnel. An inspiring work of humanity, Weber’s writing puts many aspects of life into perspective, encouraging all of us to be the best people we can be.