C. Mark Sublette, born at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio in 1956, grew up in an Air Force family and moved around the country with his father Major Richard A. Sublette's assignments. His mother was Dr. Julia Wright Sublette. She passed away on 27 January 2009 after a battle with stomach cancer. He has two brothers, Carey Patrick, of Rancho Cucamonga, California, and Wright Daniel, of Shalimar, Florida. His sister, Sylvia Judith Sublette Bennett, passed away 14 April 2007, age 45, at her home in Fort Walton Beach after a long illness. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Sandifer Funeral Home in Westminster, South Carolina, with meet and greet at the home on Tuesday, May 1, 2007 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., and a graveside service at 11 a.m. in the Westminster First Baptist Church Memorial Park. Kathryn L. Young sang at the service.
Public schooling in Lubbock, Texas (1961-63), (where he was baptized in the First Christian Church in 1962), Westminster, South Carolina (August 1963), Falls Church, Virginia (1963-68), Redlands, California (1968-72) with high school graduation in Fort Walton Beach, Florida in 1974. Member of the Boy Scouts of America, 1968-1974, achieving the rank of Life. Member of the Order of the Arrow, A-Tsa lodge, Grayback Council. Red Cross volunteer, Redlands, 1970-72. Volunteer hose hauler for the California Division of Forestry, brushfires, San Bernardino County, 1971. Attended Clemson University, South Carolina (1974-75, 1977-1980) as a history major and communications minor but did not graduate. A member of the Clemson Tiger Band for six years, playing French Horn and Mellophone. Member of Mu Beta Psi music honor fraternity, Delta Chapter. Current member of the Clemson Alumni Band. Extensive media training at The Tiger, the campus student newspaper, TAPS, the annual, and WSBF-FM, the student radio station. Thanks to being spoiled by the WSBF library, he now has collection of some three thousand albums and c.d.s. Wrote for the Clemson Messenger as a news reporter and Accent section editor, August-December 1980. Freelance coverage of the shooting of President Ronald Reagan from George Washington University Hospital, Washington Circle, Washington, D.C., March 30, 1981, carried on the South Carolina News Network.
He speaks rudimentary German and a smattering of Japanese.
A resident of the Washington, D.C. area since 1981, he lived in Falls Church, Virginia for 28 years and served for eighteen years as a sleeping car attendent with Amtrak, and prior to that was the Washington station manager for the American-European Express luxury train. His Amtrak service was primarily on the Capitol Limited between Washington and Chicago. He has been featured in news coverage about Amtrak in the Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune and on CBS News Eye On America with Bob Orr. He wrote a news column about the CSX railroad company for RailNews magazine for several years and has contributed news and photos to a variety of transportation and military publications. He has been a contributor to Lars Olausson's C-130 Production List since 1976. He maintains an ongoing interest in military subjects, amongst others. He was a volunteer at the Claude Moore Colonial Farm in Langley, Virginia for nearly 20 years. Sublette is also a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Post 130, Falls Church, Virginia, and a charter member of the Men's Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 8241, McLean, Virginia. He maintains memberships in the Society of Armament Museum Friends, the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation, the Clemson University Tiger Band Association, IPTAY, Friends of the Reedy River, the Demento Society, and is proud to know Dr. Demento personally. Estimates that he saw between 30 and 35 Grateful Dead shows. He is ordained by the Church of the Subgenius as the Reverend Elijah Bailey. The most handsome man he has ever met is Paul Newman, married to Greenville, South Carolina resident, Joanne Woodward. But James Earl Jones was the most entertaining celebrity he has encountered in his travels.
Sublette serves as the primary editor of the Clemson Wiki project.
He is returning to Clemson University as a 53-year-old freshman to finish his undergraduate degree. In 2009, he revived a historic show name (from 1961), East of Midnight, on WSBF-FM, Clemson. It was recognized by RadioFlag in December 2011 for excellence in programming. http://www.askcbi.org/?p=2894
"Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools." - Sir Douglas Bader
“Don't listen to anyone who tells you that you can't do this or that. That's nonsense. Make up your mind, you'll never use crutches or a stick, then have a go at everything. Go to school, join in all the games you can. Go anywhere you want to. But never, never let them persuade you that things are too difficult or impossible.” - Sir Douglas Bader
"Verloren ist nur, wer sich selbst aufgibt" ("Lost are only those who give up themselves") - Hans-Ulrich Rudel
"Never give up." - Saburō Sakai
Statler: "I loved it!"
Waldorf: "So what? You also loved World War II."
"You got time to breathe, you got time for music." - Briscoe "Pa" Darling
"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest." - Mark Twain
Knowing what it is like to be consumed with completing a list I present you with this.Cheers--Looper5920 07:44, 28 February 2007 (UTC)
|The Barnstar of Diligence|
|I award this Barnstar of Diligence to Mark Sublette for his dedication to the List of C-130 Hercules crashes having made over 450 edits during a 7 month period to make this list what it is today. Cheers — Looper5920 07:44, 28 February 2007 (UTC)|
|I hereby bestow upon Mark Sublette the honor of Wikiwings in recognition of his tireless ambition to give the Wikipedia community a complete and accurate record of all C-130 losses. Mark, Congratulations on a job well done! BQZip01 22:26, 28 March 2007 (UTC)|
The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
|For alerting the administration to vandalism and defamation by a single-purpose-account vandal. Bearian (talk) 15:05, 15 December 2008 (UTC)|
||The Tireless Contributor Barnstar|
|For diligent and continuous contributions to improving Aircraft in fiction - Ahunt (talk) 12:12, 14 August 2010 (UTC)|