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OT - Goodbye to a real, true hero.

epcotisbestepcotisbest Posts: 2,035
edited February 2 in Off Topic
My middle brother died suddenly Monday. He served in the Navy and was stationed aboard the USS John F. Kennedy during Operation Desert Storm.
Photo from the late-eighties or maybe very early nineties:


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  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,214
    Sorry for your loss, I know you were proud of him.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Fair winds and following seas, brother.

    Sorry for your loss.

    "Brought to you by bourbon, bacon, and a series of questionable life decisions."

    South of Nashville, TN

  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 12,871
    So sorry for your loss.  
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 17,481
    Condolences brother.  That is a sad loss of a hero.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,540
    I 'm sad for your loss.
  • CashfanCashfan Posts: 382
    Sorry for your loss.
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 9,113
    Sorry for your loss.  We all will have your family in our thoughts.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Mini, Blackstone, WSM
  • HotchHotch Posts: 3,365
    Sorry for your loss.
    Large BGE, MiniMAX BGE, 2 Mini BGE's, R&V Fryer, 36" Blackstone Griddle, Camp Chef Dual Burner 40K BTU Stove
    BGE Chiminea
    Prosper, TX
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,878
                             High Flight
    Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
    And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
    Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
    Of sun-split clouds, --and done a hundred things
    You have not dreamed of --Wheeled and soared and swung
    High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
    I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
    My eager craft through footless halls of air...
    Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
    I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
    Where never lark or even eagle flew --
    And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
    The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
    Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

    John Gillespie, Jr

    My condolence.
    May your brother now soar with the angels~~
  • Very sorry to hear this, friend. May you find some comfort in your precious memories of him. 
  • jabamjabam Posts: 1,784
    Our prayers are with you and the family!
    Central Valley CA     One large egg One chocolate lab "Halle" two chiuahuas "Skittles and PeeWee"
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 6,811
    That’s awful.  I’m so sorry to hear that.   
    =======================================
    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • JohnEggGioJohnEggGio Posts: 519
    Gratitude to your brother; sympathy for you and your family.

    John
    Maryland, 1 LBGE
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 6,856
    Very sorry. 

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,192
    Sorry for your loss. 
    Fair Winds and following Seas shipmate.
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • johnkitchensjohnkitchens Posts: 5,121
    I am very sorry. 

    Louisville, GA - 2 Large BGE's
  • Markarm4119Markarm4119 Posts: 371
    Sorry for your loss
    LBGE, and just enough knowledge and gadgets to be dangerous .
    Buford,Ga.
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 4,071
    God Speed, peace be with you 
    Visalia, Ca
  • A life well spent for sure. 
    Gittin' there...
  • A Patriot !!!  I'm Sorry.
    XL - LG - 2 MINI MAXS
  • NC_EggheadNC_Egghead Posts: 741
    I am sorry for the loss of your brother. My condolences to you and your family. 
    Charlotte, NC

    XL BGE, WSM, Weber Genesis 2, Weber Kettle
  • tml1230tml1230 Posts: 237
    I wish I had the opportunity to thank him for his service to our country. Your family is in our prayers.
    Sarasota Fl. and  Lake Toxaway N.C. (and Novembers on the island of Kauai) (and April in France.... Don't hate on me for that)
    BGE  medium and minimax
    HOW  BOUT THEM GATORS !
  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 2,006
    I'm so sorry brother Epcot.  That will shake a man to his core. Heroes are few and far between in this world and his work will carry on.

    Calm air and quiet seas, sailor; thank you for your courage and service, you made our world a better place.

    21 guns to you.
  • NavymomNavymom Posts: 167
    Prayers of comfort to you and your family. Sorry for your loss.
    Wear maroon, live maroon, bleed maroon.
    Fightin' Texas Aggies Fly Navy.
    Denton TX
  • minniemohminniemoh Posts: 2,117
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sorry for your loss. Grateful for his service as well.
    L x2, M, S, Mini and a Blackstone 36. She says I have enough now....
    eggAddict from MN!
  • My family will be praying for yours!
  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 1,835
    Sorry for your loss brother. 
    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

    Southeastern CT. 
  • gonepostalgonepostal Posts: 353
    Thankful for his service. My condolences...
    Wetumpka, Alabama
    LBGE and MM
  • epcotisbestepcotisbest Posts: 2,035
    Thank you everyone for the kind words of inspiration and prayers. It has been a rough few days. He never considered himself heroic, but others certainly did.
  • epcotisbestepcotisbest Posts: 2,035
    Rascal said:
                             High Flight
    Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
    And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
    Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
    Of sun-split clouds, --and done a hundred things
    You have not dreamed of --Wheeled and soared and swung
    High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
    I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
    My eager craft through footless halls of air...
    Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
    I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
    Where never lark or even eagle flew --
    And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
    The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
    Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

    John Gillespie, Jr

    My condolence.
    May your brother now soar with the angels~~
    Inspirational. Thank you for sharing this.
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