Excerpt: Capt. Mark Russell McDowell, Air Force Academy Graduation, 2005 Air Force Capt. Mark McDowell died July 17 when his F-15E crashed in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.
It is with great sadness that I pass on the news about Mark McDowell. One of his classmates, Andy Dulin, describes Mark as a kind, down to earth Southern Boy who was a joy to be around. Mark was recruited as an outside midfielder and played on the JV squad his Fourth Class year. Could those of you who knew Mark please reply to all with some memories, stories or words about him?