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HomeCDR Mark H. Dold VP-6 1984-1987

In remembrance of CDR Mark H. Dold who served in VP-6 from 1984 to 1987

Mark H. Dold of Durango, CO, age 49, Colorado State Trooper, retired
Commander, U.S. Navy Reserve, died October 14, 2007, as a result of a motorcycle accident.

Mark was born January 5, 1958 in Alconbury, England. Following graduation from Wichita State University, he was commissioned in the U.S. Navy. During his twenty years of military service, he served throughout the Far East,
Central Asia, and Africa, including service in Iraq in 2003.

In 2004, he joined the Colorado State Highway Patrol. Other careers include construction general contractor, secondary school administrator and math, social studies, and science

Trooper Mark Dold 2007

teacher,  owner-operator of Skyhawk Air Charter Service, and Senior Associate with The Durango Group, LLC.

Mark was highly involved in the Colorado schools and was a leading law enforcement and public safety advocate.

Survivors include Ann Christian-Dold, his wife of 24 years; his son Scott, a student at Wichita State University; his daughter Kyle, a senior at Durango High School, and his son Seth, a student at Miller Middle School. He is also survived by his parents Clete and Sue Dold of Wichita, Kansas, and brother Scott Dold of Lawrence, Kansas. He was preceded by his son William Joel.

LT Mark Dold (front - center) with VP-6 Combat Air Crew Two 1985

Mark was my Patrol Plane Commander.  I had the honor and pleasure of knowing, flying and serving with the most talented junior officer pilot in my two year squadron tour. 

I am saddened by the sudden passing of Mark and my and the whole VP-6 Blue Shark Family’s love, prayers and condolences go out to Ann and their kids. 

Mark represented the best in us in VP-6 during those squadron years, where he touched the lives of all the officers and enlisted with whom he worked, flew, led 
and played.

Mark’s life, passion, professionalism and friendship will continue to touch each of us. 

Mark Dold, you are the “Best of the Best”!!!

Larry St Pierre, Tactical Coordinator 
Combat Air Crew 3