User:C. Mark Sublette

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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 is Dr.Julia Wright Sublette, whose doctoral thesis at Florida State University was on the Anna Calhoun Clemson letters. 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 46, 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.

His mother passed away at home on 27 January 2009 after battling stomach cancer, age 79.

Public schooling at M. C. Overton Elementary, in Lubbock, Texas (1962-63), (where he was baptized in the First Christian Church in 1962), Westminster Elementary School, Westminster, South Carolina (August-September 1963), Haycock Elementary School, Falls Church, Virginia (1963-68), Moore Junior High School, (1968-1971), Redlands, California, Redlands Senior High School, 1971-1972, Redlands, California, with high school graduation at Choctawhatchee Senior High 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. He served as an "O.H. pusher" at Redlands High School, 1971-1972, taking orthopedically handicapped students in wheelchairs from one class to another. Volunteer hose hauler for the California Division of Forestry, brushfires, San Bernardino County, 1971. Some flying lessons in Cessna 150L N1757Q, Redlands Municipal Airport, 1971-1972. Attended Clemson University, South Carolina (1974-75, 1977-1980) as a history major and communications minor but did not graduate. Member of Detachment 770, Air Force ROTC, for two years. A member of the Clemson Tiger Band for six years, playing French Horn and Mellophone, including three bowl games. Hartzog Award winner, 1974-1975 season. Member of Mu Beta Psi music honor fraternity, Delta Chapter. Extensive media training at The Tiger the campus student newspaper, under the wizened guidance of Dr. Louis Henry, where he served as a staff writer, artist, photographer, and assistant news editor, TAPS, the annual, where he was a staff writer, photographer, and organizations editor, and WSBF-FM, the student radio station, as an announcer/deejay. Thanks to being spoiled by the WSBF library, he now has collection of several thousand albums and c.d.s. Wrote for the Clemson Messenger as a news reporter and Accent section editor, August-December 1980. His beat included the Pendleton Town Council. Freelance coverage of the shooting of President Ronald Reagan from GWU Hospital, Washington Circle, NW, Washington, D.C., March 30, 1981, carried on the South Carolina News Network. He has written for the Clemson World, the alumni publication. He contributed material for "VISIONSĀ : Clemson's Yesteryears, 1880s-1960s" by History professor Dr. Alan Shaffer, published by Harmony House Publishers, Louisville, Kentucky, (ISBN 0-916509-55-9) in the winter of 1990. He was featured in an April 1993 CBS News "Eye On America" segment covered by correspondent Bob Orr about Amtrak's fiscal situation. He considered himself to be a Clemson local who just doesn't live there now... Not an ill-founded notion as both sides of his family hail from Westminster, South Carolina. This has changed with his return to Clemson as an undergraduate - he IS a local - again.

He picked Rick Flair as his champion in - oh - 1976... A good call - wish there was money placed on his longevity.

He has donated three gallons of blood to the American Red Cross.

He speaks rudimentary German and a smattering of Japanese.

A resident of the Washington, D.C. area from 1981 to 2009, he lived primarily in Falls Church, Virginia and served for eighteen years primarily as a sleeping car attendent with Amtrak but worked all the jobs in the dining car, as well as coaches, 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 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 has been a volunteer at the Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run in Langley, Virginia for 19 years. Sublette is also a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Post 130, Falls Church, Virginia, where he occasionally volunteered as a bartender, and was voted by acclamation into the office of Chaplain on 8 May 2008. Subsequently, the rising commander asked if Sublette would serve as his adjutant, and he agreed. He left these two offices in 2009 with a change of residence. Sublette is also 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. 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 native, Joanne Woodward. But EITHER Richard Berry, composer of "Louie, Louie", OR "Ramblin' Jack" Elliott were the most entertaining celebrities he has encountered in his travels.

Sublette is a devout Pythonist. His party affiliation is Whig.

Sublette is the only active member creating new content of the six administrators working on the Clemson Wiki project, and is responsible for most of the historical material, drawing on a large personal Clemson archive that includes TAPS annuals for the mid-to-late 1970s, every issue of The Tiger (and The Buzzard) from 1974 through 1980, and a variety of other sources, both academic and athletic. Regularly visits Special Collections at the Strom Thurmond Institute to do research when visiting Clemson. Sublette also serves as an administrator on the University of Kansas WiKUpedia. (

As of June 2009, Sublette was readmitted to Clemson University to repair his busted academic career, and in July-August has been relocating to the Clemson area. He began classes at the university for the first time since 1980 on Wednesday, 19 August 2009. He affiliated with Fort Hill Presbyterian Church on 18 October 2009. He now runs a two-hour radio show at WSBF-FM on Monday nights from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. named "East of Midnight", reviving an historic show name from WSBF's schedule of 1961. (Streamable at

He briefly strung for the Anderson Independent Mail in November 2009, until college schedules prevailed..

"Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools." - Sir Douglas Bader

- Sir Douglas Bader

"Verloren ist nur, wer sich selbst aufgibt" ("Lost are only those who give up themselves") - Hans Ulrich-Rudel

Statler: "I loved it!" Waldorf: "So what? You also loved World War II."

"And remember, a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others."

- The Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz

"A man that don't lie, ain't got nuthin' to say." - Lester "The Old Roadhog" Moran

"If you have skeletons in your closet, you might as well make 'em dance."

"Blessed are we who can laugh at ourselves for we shall never cease to be amused." - Unknown

"I am constitutionally unable to take myself too seriously." - Col. Culpepper, con-man in Joe David Brown's novel "Addie Pray"

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