“I just came across this notice, I'm ery sorry to hear this, Capt Himler and I served in VA55 1985-86, we always enjoyed our conversation with each other being from Nebraska,I'm an African American and we always joke about the African American population was only in Omaha, he was always so humble and very leveled. God bless you all
“Dear Carla and Laura,
Mark was a great role model for me to follow as a Junior Officer while in VA-36. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Michael and Charlene Leschinsky
“A great leader, naval officer, and friend. I was privileged to serve with Mark at Oceana and at STRATCOM. Sincere condolences....Fair winds and following seas.
My heart goes out to you and your family during this tough time. I know you are a special person and that your husband must have been very special too. Thinking of you. Kathryn Gribben
“Dear Carla and Laura. Barb and I were so sorry to learn of Mark's passing. He was one of the finest men I had the pleasure to know. As a new "Puncher" and later in the RAG, Mark was always the type of Officer and more importantly the type of person, we who knew him aspired to be. You two were very special people and Barb and I will treasure that time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Laura and Mark. He will be missed.
“Dear Carla and Laura,
Jay and I had the pleasure of being in Mark's command (the roadrunners) many years ago. Over the years we have referred to Marks strong yet easy going leadership that was mixed with wisdom and humor, as being one of our role models. He was a great man and it was a privilege to have served under him. We are so sorry for your loss, you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Cheryl and Jay Johnston
“I know you may not know me but I have cut Mark's hair for the past 5+ years and was supposed to see him on Saturday. When he didn't show up(which is so unlike him)I texted him. I had not heard back and was hoping to not come across this in the obituary. I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies are with you and your family! -Hayden
Mark (XO to me) was the XO of VA-36 when I came aboard as a new B/N in 1993. I could not have asked for a better role model as a leader, fellow B/N and especially as a man.
I think I should share with you that I just learned of Mark's passing while searching for him on Facebook. I was hoping to become his FB friend but my heart sank as I found his obituary instead. My thoughts turned to Mark yesterday for some reason and again this morning and I haven't seen...
I am so sorry to her of your loss. May God Bless you and your family.
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Himler, Mark J. USN Capt., RetiredPapillion, NE. Born in Latrobe, PA to Samuel and Ruth Himler. Served 26 years in the US Navy and was a Navigator in the A-6 Intruder. Deployed on Aircraft carriers around the world and served as XO of the USS Kitty Hawk. Was a Vice President of...Read More