SGT Mark Adams Cofield US Army

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Son, grandson, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, friend, soldier, patriot and American Hero..... SGT Mark Adams Cofield died in service to his country, while assigned to 18th Airborne Corps HQ, Ft. Bragg, NC. He was deployed to Iraq since Oct 2010. Mark was born on March 16, 1986 in Springfield, IL, to parents John Adams Cofield, MAJ, US Army, originally of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Tariena (Tari) Dragoo Cofield, originally from Cammack, Indiana. Mark grew up in many different locations in the world due to his Dad's military service, and lived in Colorado Springs from 1994 until 2009 when he joined the US Army. He played youth hockey for many years. He attended Rampart HS's International Baccalaureate program where he was involved in art and drama, he also played on the Rampart hockey team. Mark served in the US Army since February 2009 in Military Intelligence and graduated at the top of his class in training courses. Mark loved being an airborne paratrooper and working in the human intelligence field. He was training for, and dreamed of joining his brother in Special Forces training so they could serve together. Mark was a phenomenal athlete. During his short time on earth, Mark touched many lives offering a warm smile, shining blue eyes, a helping hand, a kind word, and an amazing sense of humor. He loved sports and athletics of all kinds, music, and hanging out with friends and family, especially his adored niece, Kaylee Michelle Cofield. Mark's life will be celebrated, at 10 am, Friday, July 29th at Soldier's Memorial Chapel, Building 1500, 6333 Martinez Street, Ft. Carson, CO. Non-military attendees will need to produce valid ID, current proof of insurance, and vehicle registration for entry onto Fort Carson. Please enter through Gate One, off of Colorado 115 and allow additional time to get through gate security. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 Hancock Expressway, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Mark is survived by his parents, Tari and John Cofield, of Colorado Springs; his brother, John H. Cofield, SGT, US Army, and sister-in-law, Jammie Sage Cofield, of NC, and niece, Kaylee Michelle Cofield; brother, Matthew Cofield and sister, Sara Grace Cofield, of Colorado Springs; and maternal grandfather, Sandy E. Dragoo, Indiana. Mark also has numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Expressions of love and support are greatly appreciated, however, the family has requested donations in Mark's honor be sent to either of the following non-profits: Rampart Range Blue Star Mothers, Care/Of: 1st Bank, 5815 Constitution Ave., Colorado Springs, CO,80915. Memo: Cofield. Memorials will be used to support the Gold Star Families of the Fallen in Colorado, OR, Fisher House, for Families of the Fallen, 220 Lajes St., Dover AFB, DE 19902. Fisher House supports military families in time of need.

Published in The Gazette on July 27, 2011
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