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#1 TNKen

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 07:26 AM

Long hard fight with lung cancer. Fortunately, he was in the hospice house with good care, and his passing was peaceful without struggle.

To you my good friend, you will be missed.

Ken

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#2 full auto 45

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 07:53 AM

I'm sorry to hear of the passing. Sounds like he was a lot of fun to hang out with.
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Posted 27 October 2004 - 07:54 AM

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 08:31 AM

I'm sorry for your loss....I lost my Dad this year, a WWII vet.
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Posted 27 October 2004 - 08:37 AM

Salute to the warrior....sorry for your loss....honor to his memory...
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Posted 27 October 2004 - 10:29 AM

Sorry to hear about your loss. My wife's grandfather just passed away last month. He was a WW2 vet also. I am glad you got to spend some time with him before his passing.

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 03:10 PM

A generation is passing that will never be equaled. We owe them a lot and especially freedom itself.
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Posted 27 October 2004 - 03:37 PM

Sorry to hear about the loss of your uncle.
The WWII generation gave so much for our country and the world.
Stay Strong.


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Posted 27 October 2004 - 06:54 PM

My Dad was a disabled vet. I felt the same way when I lost him. Our thoughts are with you!
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Posted 27 October 2004 - 06:56 PM

TNKen,
Another salute to the greatest generation,
My thoughts are with them all,
Best Zamm
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Posted 27 October 2004 - 07:34 PM

TNKen, I hope that you grow from your temporary loss [We will see and be with them again.], hard and great though it is, into newfound strength! My father was also a WWII vet (died in 1991). Let's all honor them (all veterans), exercising one of the rights so many of them fought and/or died to preserve, by voting next Tuesday! smile.gif cool.gif Best Regards, Walter
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Posted 29 October 2004 - 06:46 AM

Found out last night at the reception for friends how he came up with his collection of swords and daggers. Seems like he and his buddies "took care of business" then procured the pieces. Two sabers and some boot daggers. I asked on several occasions, but he didn't want to talk about it. Uncle Hugh took the pieces for a collector to look at, and told them the story.

Was helping his wife find his discharge papers and ran across the authorization where he got permission to bring his Walther P-38 home. Too bad it didn't have a Thompson or an MG-34 listed on it!!

Burial is today, wish us luck.

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Posted 29 October 2004 - 08:47 AM

Ken,

Best of luck today -- 'been thru too many funerals myself, and every one is hard. The good news is that, unlike Life, the memories he shared with you will not pass.

Regards and best wishes,
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Posted 29 October 2004 - 02:41 PM

a prayer sent!!

another passing of a great one...

stay safe.ron
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