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Post by Clubtender on Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:23 pm

I've just received some bad news. A friend of mine who joined the Army with me in 1984 has died.
http://tinyurl.com/d5he79
His obit is wrong, he graduated in 84 not 85.

I was all but signed up with the Navy to follow in my father's footsteps in 1984. Two of my friends (Dave McGrogan and Ray Morgan) literally dragged me out of the Navy recruiter's office because Dave just joined the Army and got his E-2 stripe by getting Ray to join with him. They wanted me to sign up with them to get Dave his E-3 rocker. Needless to say, Dave got his PFC rocker.

Ray died about 5 years ago and though Dave died a few days ago, I was just told about it today.

Tonight Porthos drinks alone.
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Post by submarinepainter on Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:50 am

so sorry for your loss
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Post by submarinepainter on Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:12 pm

Another fallen I hope it okay to him here God Bleess the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines who put it on the line for this Nation

BRIDGTON AND NAPLES -- Flags will be flown half-staff here tomorrow by order of the governor in honor of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Quasnitschka.
http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/newsupdate.php?updates/flags-tomorrow-will-honor-fallen-marine
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Post by Jasmine Grace on Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:02 pm

Praying.
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Post by namvet on Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:04 pm

Clubtender wrote:I've just received some bad news. A friend of mine who joined the Army with me in 1984 has died.
http://tinyurl.com/d5he79
His obit is wrong, he graduated in 84 not 85.

I was all but signed up with the Navy to follow in my father's footsteps in 1984. Two of my friends (Dave McGrogan and Ray Morgan) literally dragged me out of the Navy recruiter's office because Dave just joined the Army and got his E-2 stripe by getting Ray to join with him. They wanted me to sign up with them to get Dave his E-3 rocker. Needless to say, Dave got his PFC rocker.

Ray died about 5 years ago and though Dave died a few days ago, I was just told about it today.

Tonight Porthos drinks alone.

he was born the year I took off to Nam. this hero gets my salute.
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Post by libertarianandproud on Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:13 am

I say God Bless the Men who stand up and volunteer for service!!!
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Post by submarinepainter on Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:24 pm

Around here in southern Maine the sinking of the Thresher is a huge deal . We as a workforce at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard still feel the pain of the tragic loss of life , after all these years sons and grandsons work on newer subs as did their Dads and Granddads , several years ago I was at a Thresher Memorial prayer and I seen some retired yard-birds as we are called , I smiled at them and one of them looked at me and I seen A tear running down his cheek and watched his lip quiver and his buddy next to him embrace him. As I type this my eyes well up with tears of Patriotism and Pride in my work and the pride I have in Shipyard workers past and present , God bless the Sailors and civilian workers who were lost at sea on April 9th 1963


To read more on the Thresher http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Thresher_(SSN-593)

This is something I posted last year around this time,it still fits
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Post by namvet on Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:38 pm

submarinepainter wrote:Around here in southern Maine the sinking of the Thresher is a huge deal . We as a workforce at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard still feel the pain of the tragic loss of life , after all these years sons and grandsons work on newer subs as did their Dads and Granddads , several years ago I was at a Thresher Memorial prayer and I seen some retired yard-birds as we are called , I smiled at them and one of them looked at me and I seen A tear running down his cheek and watched his lip quiver and his buddy next to him embrace him. As I type this my eyes well up with tears of Patriotism and Pride in my work and the pride I have in Shipyard workers past and present , God bless the Sailors and civilian workers who were lost at sea on April 9th 1963


To read more on the Thresher http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Thresher_(SSN-593)

This is something I posted last year around this time,it still fits

I think the Thresher disaster is what prompted the Navy's safe sub program. I was in High School when she went down. I was serving in Nam when the Scorpion was lost. lotta stories about what happened to her.

Thresher

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Post by submarinepainter on Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:36 pm

Pvt. Lawrence Gowell II, a veteran of the Iraq War, was in Maine on leave when he died.


LITCHFIELD Lawrence "Larry" Gowell II, who grew up in Litchfield before joining the Army and fighting in Iraq, died unexpectedly early Saturday. He was 22.

Gowell, who was home on a brief leave from his post in Baumholder, Germany, was in town for a relative's funeral, his father said by phone Monday.

"He was an exceptional soldier," said Larry Gowell.

Family members suspect that a blood clot is to blame for Pvt. Gowell's death, his father said.

Gowell leaves a wife, Crystal, a 2-year-old son and a 15-month-old daughter, who lived with him in Germany and had traveled to Maine with him.

http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/story.php?id=269376&ac=PHnws

May God bless his wife and child
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Re: Fallen Comrade

Post by libertarianandproud on Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:42 am

Good thoughts to those who have passed
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