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In celebration of an amazing man we lost far too soon!

 

~ Special Remembrances ~

 

- In Memorial -

This page is dedicated to my nephew, Major Mark C. Moynihan, whom we lost on January 20, 2000, in an Air National Guard Training Mission in Boise, Idaho. He was only 33. He is survived by his wife, Laura, and their daughter, Lauren, who was only 2 weeks old at the time of his death.

God Bless you Mark. We shall never forget the gifts you brought to this life, the love you shared with us all and the honor in which you lived. We promise to keep a close eye on Laura and Lauren for you.

May your skies be blue, the wind behind you and angels sit beside you ...

Have a great flight!

 

 

High Flight

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;

Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-spilt clouds--and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of--wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlight silence. Hov'ring there

I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air.

  Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace,

Where never lark, or even eagle flew. And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod, the high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

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John Gillespie Maggee, Jr.

 

 

Welcome Home

Mark holds his wife, Laura, during the homecoming of the 124th Fighter Wing after their return from serving six weeks of duty in Italy in support of the conflict in Kosovo.

This picture was taken June 30, 1999 by Chris Butler of The Idaho Statesman newspaper.

 

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Mark's love for flying took him around the country performing airshows - delighting, literally, millions of people...

 

Reno National Air Races - 1998

In the picture above, Mark's wife, Laura, was given the opporunity to set off the explosion - she took it and, as you can see, everything went as planned. Team work at its very best!

 

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The following are pictures that have been generously shared with our family by those who knew and loved Mark.

Anyone interested in expanding our photo album is welcomed with open arms. We hope to turn this page into wonderful memory album of a man who left us much too early, but won't be forgotten anytime soon.

If you would like to share either your pictures, funny stories, or wonderful memories, I will be happy to post them on this page for you. Together, we can turn this page into a place of comfort and fond memories as we remember our common thread: the love of Mark Moynihan.

Please send your stories, memories, or pictures to me at b_moynihan@sbcglobal.net

Thank you.

Beth Moynihan

 

 

~ Fond Memories ~

(Photo by Margaret Gabriel)

 

 

 

 

 

'This picture is from 1995, taken for a quarterly award. I think it was Instructor Pilot of the Quarter.'

(Photo by Margaret Gabriel)

 

 

'This picture was taken right after a flight in 1996. He didn't like it whenever I would take photos of him before he'd had a chance to comb his hair. But he was always a good sport, smiling for the camera regardless.'

(Photo sent by Margaret Gabriel)

 

'This photo, I didn't take. It's a Demo Team snapshot. Just something that was given to me. I thought it was wonderful because it has our mutual friend Carlos "Hootie" Honesty in it with Mark. Two really wonderful people.'

 

 

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