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Posted: 8/5/2005 2:52:11 PM EDT
Guy I used to know a long time ago-he was a weapons manufacturer/expert AK gunsmith who worked on movies like Red Dawn, Patriot Games, Commando, Clear and Present Danger, James Bond movies, Missing in Action, Rambo,etc. I heard he died last month-he was only 46 I think. Anybody have any info??? He used to build some mean Chinese Krinks back in the day. Just wondering what happened. Thanks.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 2:56:54 PM EDT
I dunno if you already googled him or not but I found his obituary...


Daniel Wayne Sprague

Daniel W. Sprague, 46, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2005 at home in Yuma.He was born on August 7, 1958 in Yuma and started a career in commercial diving before returning to his family’s roots in the firearm industry. He served as a Master Weapons Technician and advisor to the film industry with over 50 major films to his credit. Danny was also a lifetime member of the NRA and a staunch republican.

Danny is survived by his brother, Richard D. (Allyson B.) Sprague, of Yuma; nephews, Taylor Lee Sprague, of Yuma and Chad Converse, of Ft. Bragg, NC; and niece, Hailey Converse, of Yuma.

He was preceded in death by his father, George W. Sprague; and mother, Jeanette D. Sprague.

Memorial services will be held at Calvary Temple of Christ, 4151 S. Ave. 3E on Thursday, July 7, 2005 at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Yuma or the Humane Society.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 6:52:35 PM EDT
Yes-I read a few articles with that same information. I just want to know how he died. The dude was always in tip-top shape, and he was only 46.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 1:40:09 PM EDT
Sorry to hear of his passing. reading into the obit, it must have been cancer since he died at home and the family requests donations to a Hospice.

Bomber
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 7:36:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thebomber:
Sorry to hear of his passing. reading into the obit, it must have been cancer since he died at home and the family requests donations to a Hospice.
Bomber



Yeah, that's usually what that means.

Hell of a way to go. And so young too.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 8:41:01 PM EDT
You're right-I totally overlooked that. thanks.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:49:38 AM EDT
It could have been something like Lou Gehrig's disease too... although probably less likely than cancer.
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