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Posted: 12/27/2005 1:22:49 AM EDT

...I'm sorry to report that a good friend of mine passed away on Christmas night... We were friends for about 20 years, and spent 10 of those in a motorcycle club together - we also belonged to the same R&G Club, and hunted together quite a bit... My friend's name was Samuel Dumeres, and his nickname was Lupo - and he was the kind of guy that would help anyone out, and give you the shirt off his back... He did a tour in Vietnam(USMC), and spent quite a few hours at the VA hospital, battling the effects of Agent Orange - and I have to say that it opened my eyes to the shameful neglect our country has shown towards it's Vets... I guess that about covers it...



- georgestrings
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 1:32:12 AM EDT
rip
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 1:43:51 AM EDT
RIP, and god bless our troops and vets!
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 2:11:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 2:11:40 AM EDT
Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, you , he, and his family will be in our prayers
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 2:32:16 AM EDT
Sounds like you were proud to have known him and called him a friend. Sorry for your loss man.

Link Posted: 12/27/2005 2:38:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hatebreed:
Sounds like you were proud to have known him and called him a friend. Sorry for your loss man.





I sure was, bud - and thanks for your kind words...



- georgestrings
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 3:53:37 AM EDT
A friend of 20 years is a pretty amazing thing. Given that a friend is someone we choose to be around, not a relative that we must at least occasionally associate with. In many ways I am closer to the one or two long term friends that I have than I am to my family. May God be with you and bless you. My sympathies.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 4:31:50 AM EDT
My condolences, georgestrings, friends like that are hard to come by.

AO was some bad juju, the worst of the "Rainbow Herbicides", still scares me to this day.


RIP Marine.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:16:36 AM EDT

Sorry to hear - RIP Lupo
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:25:33 AM EDT
That was no friend. That was your brother. May he rest peacefully now.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:27:36 AM EDT
RIP
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:54:38 AM EDT
Thanks for the kind words, everyone - I appreciate it...



- georgestrings
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 6:01:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Pangea:
That was no friend. That was your brother. May he rest peacefully now.




He sure was, bud - thanks...



- georgestrings
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 6:10:28 AM EDT
RIP, my dad a Vietnam Vet is afflicted by AO also.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 6:14:39 AM EDT
Sorry for your loss.

May God give extra peace and comfort to you and his loved ones.

20 years, that was a good friendship. Hope your memories are all good.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 8:22:27 AM EDT
RIP





Dram out
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 8:25:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By georgestrings:
...I'm sorry to report that a good friend of mine passed away on Christmas night... We were friends for about 20 years, and spent 10 of those in a motorcycle club together - we also belonged to the same R&G Club, and hunted together quite a bit... My friend's name was Samuel Dumeres, and his nickname was Lupo - and he was the kind of guy that would help anyone out, and give you the shirt off his back... He did a tour in Vietnam(USMC), and spent quite a few hours at the VA hospital, battling the effects of Agent Orange - and I have to say that it opened my eyes to the shameful neglect our country has shown towards it's Vets... I guess that about covers it...



- georgestrings



I can remember being about 10 years old and walking to the Iowa Veterans Home to read WWII book in their library and get first hand accounts from many of the old timers who seemed far more than happy to share their experiences with me.

I remember thinking how strange it was that I seemed to be the ONLY one who figured out how great that place was. I always wondered where the other kids were. Nothing on TV came close to first hand accounts.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 12:57:15 PM EDT
Geez, George, sorry for your loss.
Let me quote someone a lot smater than me.

"He that believeth in me, even though he be dead, shall have life everlasting."

We will ALL meet there.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 12:58:05 PM EDT
RIP
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 3:53:37 AM EDT
Thanks for the kind words, everyone - the services are tomorrow, then time to suck it up and drive on...



- georgestrings
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 4:01:40 AM EDT
Prayers sent.As long as you remember him,he'll never be gone.A true friend is a rare and precious thing.
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