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RIP Mike Wank (Giantpanda4)


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Like many others, I have been struggling to find the right words to express my shock and deep sorrow at Mike's passing.  Anything I say will pale in comparison to the wonderful man he has been.  He was a great friend, and dedicated to his family.  He always had a smile, and engaged in his many interests and projects with great passion and his brilliant engineer's mind.  I will miss our many discussions on Thompsons, firearms in general, cars, and any other topic that popped in as we talked.

Mike had so much to offer all of us, and he shared himself easily, with joy and a positive energy that was infectious.  He will be greatly missed!!

Rest In Peace, my friend.

Roger

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Have not been on in a while due to traveling overseas and then seen this.

I met Mike at the Collectors show in Novi, Mi a few years back. I had him take a look at a few finned Thompson barrels I acquired and was not sure if they real and aftermarket.  He was very friendly and helpful.  I also met Roger and Tracie that day. All good people.

My good friend Glen Whittenberger introduced me to the NFA world and then to many good people.   They will both be missed.

RIP Mike and thank you.

Marty

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I AM VERY SORRY TO HEAR THIS SAD NEWS, I MET MIKE ONLY TWICE AND HE WAS GREAT GUY. WHEN I FIRSY GOT MY THOMPSON AND IT WAS NOT WORKING RIGHT AT ONE OF THE TCA SHOOTS HE TOLD TO PUT A GI PARTS KITS IN IT.  I DID AS HE SUGGESTED AND NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEM WITH IT AGAIN   I AM STILL INTERNLY GRATFULL TO HIM .  I WISH I COULD HAVE GOT TO CALL HIM A FRIEND.  HE WILL BE MISSED.  

PRAYERS TO ALL THE FAMILY.

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I know Got Uzi organized a tribute Thompson  drum shoot for Mike at TUSCO earlier this year.   For those of us who were unable to attend that and are going to TATA maybe we could arrange the same during the free shoot this Saturday.  RIP Mike,  you are and will forever be missed.

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I was looking through the photos from last years TATA S&S and noticed in the first picture in the topic, top left behind magazine display,  is what I presume to be Mike's back drop to his display.

Does any one have a picture of that? 

Thanks in advance 

Richard

 

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