Mark Randazzo invested 10 years as an enlisted soldier and mechanic with the 1035th Maintenance Company, later attending OCS and becoming the company’s commanding officer. He went on to serve as executive officer for the 835th Corps Support Battalion and deployed to Iraq. In his full-time capacity, he completed a tour with National Guard Bureau in Arlington, Virginia, assignment as the Surface Maintenance Manager and later as the Director of Logistics for the Missouri Army National Guard. The 48-year-old officer passed away unexpectedly in 2011, leaving behind his wife and two young sons. At the time of his passing, he had compiled more than 31 years of military service and was posthumously promoted to colonel. He was laid to rest in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. He was the recipient of a host of prestigious medals including the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star.