Mark Musick is co-author of the book, Boxes: The Secret Life of Howard Hughes (Second Edition).
A retired Nebraska Air National Guard major general, Mark Musick dedicated over a decade to uncover a story which he never expected, nor sought to tell. Yet, through a strange twist of fate, in which a key figure in the story entrusted him, was the answer to one of the single and biggest mysteries of the late 20th Century.
A native of Blair, NE, he attended college in his hometown, Dana College. This is where Musick met and married his college sweetheart, Susan, prior to entering the military. He rose through the ranks of the U.S. Air Force and the Nebraska Air National Guard as a distinguished navigator during much of his 36-year military career.
He served as the commander of the Lincoln-based 155th Air Refueling Wing from 1994 to 1998, the assistant adjutant general for Air, and finally as the mobilization assistant to the deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base, NE prior to retiring from the military in 2008 as a major general.
In his civilian career Musick was employed with a non-profit organization in Lincoln, NE. This is where he began the interaction with Eva McLelland. He had talked to Eva several times on the phone prior to actually meeting her in Dothan, AL in Jan. 2002. Never did he ever realize these conversations would lead into a changing history story!