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Old 12 August 2019, 08:48
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Old 12 August 2019, 15:42
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Old 12 August 2019, 17:08
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Old 12 August 2019, 17:13
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Old 12 August 2019, 21:41
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Was my instructor in 84 at SSIS. A damn fine Marine and a hell of a man. I was glad to say I learned a lot from him . Especially his emphasis on mission planning. I am sure he is giving me a big wong from where ever he is now.
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Old 13 August 2019, 21:44
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Old 14 August 2019, 23:19
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Old 15 August 2019, 21:24
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Old 20 August 2019, 03:19
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I waited to post until I had independent verification since none of us who were in his circle of friends heard anything and it seemed too hard to believe.

Shak has been my friend for decades. He was a visionary, tactical expert and all around great dude. When serving in 3d Recon Bn we did some really great things plus burned through some crazy weekends.

Years later when I was running the special missions branch, I'd bring him in to speak to the urban sniper students. After 911 when working a project that required extremely long range rifle skills in a mountainous environment, Dave was the guy I bounced ideas off of

I often scoff at all the Marines who claim to have been the driving force or experts of the Marine sniper lineage when most of their ideas are things Dave quietly pioneered long before they ever laid behind gun.

I have a 100 stories of his genius as well as his liberty risk activities, but they're for later.

Rest in Peace Brother.
RIP Marine. Thank you for your service. Prayers for family and friends.

SilverBullet sorry for your loss you also are in my prayers.
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Old 20 August 2019, 10:23
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Old 21 August 2019, 18:30
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Old 23 August 2019, 17:58
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Old 30 August 2019, 12:01
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He was. When I checked into 2/2 and reported to him they had just humped out of the field and were preparing alphas for a inspection that morning. Gave him my orders and he stood up from his desk wearing a Hawaiian shirt and flip flops amd nothing else. Was sitting with a fishing tackle box of ribbons and deciding which ones to wear because his jump wings and bubble were dang near top of his shoulder. He was a great leader, no nonsense, fair, funny and took care of us. There wasnt alot of paper pushing for screw ups, you paid by pain from flutter kicks and endless sungods . Ended every formation with "stay alert, stay alive". Heard a few stories one in particular something to do with chickens in okinawa. He was a good one that didnt so much care about the rank on his collars than making us better. Spoke to him probably 5 years ago or so while he was still at dos. Another from 2/2 same time was gunny tyler from sta plt. That cancer took a few years ago. Both were amazing leaders from a old school that needs retaught to alot today
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