Anna Akulyan (04.08.11, 7:47 PM)
: Rest in peace Mark Forester.
Valerie (03.29.11, 11:20 PM): Thank you, Mark, for your dedication and service. You will be remembered, always.
sherry wakeham tongkeamha (03.28.11, 6:31 PM)
: all our men and women who serve for our country are heros they put there own life on line for people they dont even know everyday of thyere life mark is a true hero and will never be forgotten none of our soldiers will be
Mona (10.15.10, 10:20 PM): It is so hard to verbalize the feelings we have here in Haleyville. We have so much pride in our hero but it is so much more than that. We feel so much sorrow but it is so much more than that. We look at these pictures and see the hero, and yet we remember the boy. We want the boy back, but we would never take the hero away from him, it was what he was - so hard to comprehend.
Toby Roybal (10.14.10, 10:07 PM)
: Michael, thanks for sharing this with us. Mark is a true Hero! What a great read and photos to go with it!
Tracy (10.13.10, 4:17 PM): Those new pictures make me smile. How much stuff can he fit on his person?! Yet so humbling to think that the picture on the moped might be the last ever taken while alive. Thanks Mike and I am so happy the Forester's have a few more pictures of Mark to look at.
Heather (10.13.10, 12:21 PM)
: Thank you so much for the posts you have been doing concerning your friend Mark. It has been so nice to read and see the amazing person that he was through the details in your posts. My husband and I sit in silence as we read how Mark has impacted his family (both biological and Air Force), friends, and community. You have done an incredible job recording the memories for everyone during this time as well, a special gift that otherwise may be so very difficult to try and remember later. How honoured you must feel to have had such a treasured friendship.
Stacy Land (10.13.10, 10:38 AM): Thank you for helping Mark's family share this. Your tributes are beautifully done! Please tell his family they remain in our prayers. They raised an amazing son!
Mark Crowley (10.13.10, 5:38 AM): The words 'bravery' and 'hero' are used a lot these days, and too often too cheaply.
This man was truly brave and truly a hero. RIP.
Debbie (10.12.10, 11:29 PM): Wow. I thank you and his family for sharing this. An 8 hour battle!!! Unbelievable. We really just have no idea what goes on over there. We sit here comfortably in our homes and just don't have a clue. I cannot imagine what all they go through. To hear about the many times Mark risked his life just in this one battle is just incredible. I will be forever grateful for all that he did and proud that he was my friend.