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  • #16
    Sorry for your loss SS. My condolences to you and yours.
    Not as Lean, Not as Mean, but still a Marine!

    If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. -- Thomas Paine

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    • #17
      Thanks everyone. Appreciate the thoughts/prayers/condolences.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Bill_inBouse View Post
        SS, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. As one fellow VietNam vet to another I can only paste the poem High Flight to a brother in the Air Force who has past .
        It's most appropriate I think.


        "Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
        And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
        Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds -
        and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of -
        wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence.
        Hovering there I've chased the shouting wind along
        and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air.
        "Up, up the long delirious burning blue
        I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
        where never lark, or even eagle, flew;
        and, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
        the high untrespassed sanctity of space,
        put out my hand and touched the face of God."


        +1 Sorry for your loss.
        "There\'s no such thing as a good gun. There\'s no such thing as a bad gun. A gun in the hands of a bad man is a very dangerous thing. A gun in the hands of a good person is no danger to anyone except the bad guys."

        -Charlton Heston

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        • #19
          I just saw this.
          My condolences.
          “To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them.” – George Mason.

          Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
          Mark Twain

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