“Forever Loved, Never Forgotten”

The Navy Gold Star Program is eternally grateful for the sacrifice of those Service Members who have died in service to our country. To help us to never forget, we have set up this tribute page to honor and remember the memory of those lives. If you would like to honor the memory of your Sailor, Soldier, Marine, Airman or Coast Guardsman through the Navy Gold Star website please submit your thoughts and a photo.

Mark Brandon Emery, was born on October 8, 1980 in Napa, Idaho. After graduating from Napa High School in '98, Mark enlisted in the United States Navy. Mark was stationed at Port Hueneme when he met his wife, Christy. Mark and Christy were married February 15, 2003. On October 9, 2004, Mark and Christy welcomed their first child, Deavion Emery. On November 16, 2005 Mark and Christy welcomed their second child, Sage Emery. Mark was a dedicated Navy Seabee for 21 years. Mark loved being a Navy Seabee and he encompassed everything the Navy stands for in every single decision he made. Mark was approachable, but also a force of reckoning when the situation called for it. Mark was a family man. He loved spending time with his wife and children. Mark was a supportive father and he did everything from football practice to listening to music with his children. Christy and Mark were married for 18 years and enjoyed volunteering, attending concerts and cuddling while watching their favorite shows. Mark was a Hero. He always fought for what was right and did so day after day until he passed. Mark has touched so many lives and we are all thankful for the time we had with our American Hero. May we never forget his love for us and our nation. We love and miss you Daddy and will be graciously awaiting our "I'm already there!"