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Posted: 5/28/2003 12:01:36 AM EDT
Hey guys, My brother passed away tonight without warning.I got a call from my sis-in-law around 12:00am and broke the news of his passing. It had happened earlier while sitting at the kitchen table. From what I could gather he wasn't in any distress .I only hope that he didn't suffer. He served in the US Navy on the USS Glacier AGB-4 as an EN3 from 1959-1961 and participated in OPERATION DEEP FREEZE 1960. Afterwards he was on the fleet ocean tug USS Nipmuc ATF-157 1962-1963. He is survived by a daughter,and two sons who served during the first Gulf War with one in the Navy aboard the USS Stein and the other in the 1st AirCav from FT.Hood. The reality still has not set in yet! I am trying hard to accept the fact he is gone but find it very difficult.He was my best friend and mentor! He was the oldest in the family out of three brothers.I was the youngest. My other brother passed away in '89. At least I was fortunate to have many memories due to him.He taught me how to hunt, and he shared his love, appreciation,and the responsibility concerning hunting and firearms. He was very patriotic(like my dad & me )and flew OUR FLAG long before it became fashionable to do so. He wouldn't mince words(or action) when it came to liberals or others bent on ruining this country! I will miss you my brother. You always had a kind word,help or encouragement to give others yet you never asked for anything in return.May GODSPEED you along your way!!! Your brother, Martin
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 12:04:17 AM EDT
[USA] Sgtar15
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 12:05:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 12:11:38 AM EDT
I lost a brother on 10/04/02 and it has been a concern for me ever sincem, sorry to say that but it's the truth. I empathize with you , not under the same circumstances, but for the same loss, a brother. I feel many emotions/feelings as I type, spitting fucking tears out wanting to beat soneone down, take someone out or help him most of all. Be proud that you were a brother to a great American.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 12:12:18 AM EDT
You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers Karl
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 12:13:20 AM EDT
Please accept my most sincere condolences, and stay strong. Know that the good your brother has done will live on through his childrens' honorable actions.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 12:15:20 AM EDT
My sincere condolences on your loss.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 12:16:17 AM EDT
Sorry to hear that. He did a lot for you and his country. His passing is a loss to all of us. God bless both of you.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 12:35:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/28/2003 12:36:58 AM EDT by Idah0Bound]
Be proud to have such an upstanding and beautiful American brother as you abviously are.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 12:40:57 AM EDT
I'm at a loss for words... Stay strong. Most sincere condolences. Preserve the heritage... LRdrvr
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 12:42:48 AM EDT
God bless.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 12:44:16 AM EDT
I just realized that you posted a reply to my post about my brother that passed away/on last year, man I am so sorry, but as you are aware, all the sorry's in the world just don't cut it. Since I do not want to offend you , I will stop now. Goodspeed and good luck in taking care of your brothers beautiful family.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 12:47:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/28/2003 12:48:22 AM EDT by M4_Aiming_at_U]
And tomorrow is your birthday for god sakes! Well, like we discussed I will stop by tomorrow CrazyIrishman. I will bring over Cheech & Chong so maybe we can fit a chuckle or two in to take the mood away. Laughter really helps and is a great natrual healer(probably not as good of a healer an a tig ol bittied blond, but this is the best I can do) Try to take it easy tonight, and we will all keep you in our thoughts and prayers!
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 1:48:11 AM EDT
My thought and Prayers ...for you and you family!!
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 1:52:35 AM EDT
Prayers for you and your family. May he be at peace.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 2:15:56 AM EDT
[usa] My Condolences.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 2:25:30 AM EDT
My sincere condolences on your loss. You and yours are in My thoughts and prayers. Please thank Your brother's family for all of Us for his time & effort serving Our country. Tall Shadow
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 2:31:07 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/28/2003 3:35:05 AM EDT
My heart breaks for you.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 3:39:47 AM EDT
He misses you, too. "They aren't gone; they're just not 'here'..." Be strong in your sorrow. Prayers sent.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 3:48:35 AM EDT
My sincere condolences to you and your family. [USA]
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 3:49:18 AM EDT
I am very sorry to hear about your loss.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 4:08:46 AM EDT
Sorry for your loss My prayers are with you and your family [USA]
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 4:12:21 AM EDT
Sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 4:17:20 AM EDT
My sympathies for you and your family.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 4:19:02 AM EDT
My thoughts are with you...
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 5:07:38 AM EDT
my condolences.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:00:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:07:36 AM EDT
Condolences and prayers [usa]
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:19:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:19:57 AM EDT
Martin, May I offer my most sincere condolesences to you, your family and his. May the Lord Bless all and comfort you in this terrible time.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:22:31 AM EDT
My brother passed away in 93', I feel your pain, sincerest condolences.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:24:11 AM EDT
my condolences Irish.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:27:02 AM EDT
I'm sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:29:02 AM EDT
My condolences, Irishman I'm sure your brother will be missed by many, in presence and in spirit.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:35:22 AM EDT
My condolences Irish, you lost a bro, and a close friend. I'm 55 with a bro 60. Either one of us could go anytime. It's gonna be painful for whichever one is left. I'm Blessed to be close to my brother, and so are you. You will always have that... God Bless you and yours, in your time of grief.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:41:01 AM EDT
My condolences. Prayers on the way...
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:46:36 AM EDT
[usa] Prayers sent.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 6:49:20 AM EDT
I'm so sorry. You're all in my thoughts. [V]
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 7:16:16 AM EDT
Sorry for your loss.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 7:55:13 AM EDT
I am sorry for you and your family. [usa]
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 7:57:44 AM EDT
very sorry to you and yours.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 11:44:18 AM EDT
I just want to take a moment and thank everyone for their prayers,sentiments and kind words.'course my brother would be wantin' to know what the commotion is all about!He was kinda shy about stuff like that and always tried to avoid the limelight. Thank You
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 11:56:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/28/2003 11:58:07 AM EDT by ian187]
death is a natural part of life, until you celebrate his death, you can never celebrate his life. while I'm sure there is a great deal of sadness right now, the best thing would be to throw a party and be grateful that you were able to spend as much time with him as you have and to be happy that he has left his mark on you and this world. thank your mother and his wife for him and be happy he lived as long as he did, as you know full well that life is delicate and our numbers can come up at any time.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 1:02:46 PM EDT
My thoughts and prayers......
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 1:09:19 PM EDT
Sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you.
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