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Old 16 May 2016, 07:43
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Rest in Peace, SOTB. Your advice was much appreciated. You took time to help out when you didn't even know me personally. Thank You. You will be missed.
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Old 16 May 2016, 08:04
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If there is a heaven, it just got a little more interesting if his internet persona is remotely close to his real world one.
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Old 16 May 2016, 08:12
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I've locked horns with Andy on many an occasion, and when I heard the news today, my heart felt heavy, I kept reading the name Andy, on many face book pages, hoping that it wasn't SOTB, sadly the news is indeed true.

Andy was as straight as they come, with wise words and harsh words when he felt they were needed, but never malicious in any of his responses, very sad news indeed, RIP Andy, thank you for all the good advice and straight talking over the past 10 years.
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Old 16 May 2016, 08:15
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Quick memory of SOTB, and an interaction I had with him a while back, when Jonah was still in his mom. I posted a picture of him up here, and he sent me a PM about PERSEC. He also would nail me on my grammatical errors, in a humorous but stern way. Part of me feels like, he helped me be able to write better. :) All humor aside, SOTB, the interactions i had with him, were always a pleasure. Rest easy, Marine. You are missed.
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Old 16 May 2016, 09:11
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I never had the privilege of being on the receiving end of one of his insightful posts. He and his contributions will be sorely missed.

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Old 16 May 2016, 09:11
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Huge hole left in this forum. RIP Sir!
When Wealth is Lost, Nothing is Lost;
When Health is Lost, Something is Lost;
When Character is Lost, ALL IS LOST!!!!!!!

Colonel Charles Hyatt circa 1880
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Old 16 May 2016, 09:48
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Rest in Peace SOTB

I have never met Andy and this news has me torn up inside. I will miss the knowledge you passed, the giant hammer you dropped on people and your blunt honesty.

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Old 16 May 2016, 09:52
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...not how I was expecting my day to start. I learned a lot from you on this site, even when I was an arrogant shit. Rest In Peace, SOTB. You'll definitely be missed.
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Old 16 May 2016, 10:13
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RIP Marine

We're all poorer for the loss.
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Old 16 May 2016, 10:26
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RIP Marine !
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Old 16 May 2016, 10:32
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When I was fairly new to the board we crossed swords several times. Over some really silly shit in hindsight. If a man can be described in one word I would describe Andy as "direct". Although we weren't buddies, I did greatly respect him and his experiences.
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Old 16 May 2016, 10:38
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Will be sorely missed -- R.I.P. Andy/SOTB
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Old 16 May 2016, 10:40
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RIP Andy.
The world is diminished with your absence.
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Make Peace or Die 1/5

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Old 16 May 2016, 10:47
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RIP Andy. Semper Fi brother
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Old 16 May 2016, 11:05
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Crossing the Bar...

I was taken back by the news when I read Silverbullet's post last night. It sucked the wind out of my sails and found myself at a loss for words. So, I signed off and reflected on the SOTB persona that I had come to know over the 11 years I've been a SOCNET guest. Andy (if I may) through the years triggered laughter, thought, introspection and the occasional rolling of the eyes. Although I didn't always share his views or conclusions, I respected them.

Andy, I shall miss your light in this virtual world. Earth is a lesser place without you and the heavens all the brighter. I hope when you left this world you were held with love and at peace with the journey ahead. Prayers for the loved ones you leave behind, until joined again in the next life.

I will hold to the words of Tennyson to fight back my sadness as I imagine you crossing the bar and "seeing your pilot face-to-face".

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.

As said by Bullwyf (13th Warrior), " a man might be thought wealthy if someone were to draw the story of his deeds, that they may be remembered."

You were a wealthy man and will be well remembered. Laura
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Old 16 May 2016, 11:23
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RIP, Shipmate. I did not know him well, but well enough to know his passing diminishes us all.
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Old 16 May 2016, 11:36
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Posts: 3,777 words. Not what I expected to see when I logged on this morning. I never met Andy in person but I wish I had. This will be a lesser place without him. Very sad.

RIP Marine.
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Old 16 May 2016, 11:49
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RIP SOTB. You will be well remembered and sorely missed.

What I loved about SOTB is he could take on very serious geopolitical matters, or advise/interject on security tactics and strategies, but then you'd open a thread in the Lounge and he is telling you how much he and his daughter loved The Jungle Book, or played HALO for who knows how many hours.

I will miss his presence here for sure.
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Old 16 May 2016, 11:55
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Old 16 May 2016, 11:58
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Fair Winds Marine.

I loved reading his posts. Wish I could have met him.

Semper Fi!
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