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    Posted: May 31 2018 at 7:45am
We lost "Tony"
I just saw this on FB from his son Alex & thought I'd share.
They found him a nice spot together with many of his comrades in arms.

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Taken from us too soon.
I miss him.


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Me too. We'd never actually met, but were friends anyway time & distance not withstanding.
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I still have his info in my addy section.

I made some great friends thru Tony..in fact Frank is coming back to hunt deer with me this year.
Tony set us up when Frank wanted to hunt bear. We hit it right off. Then he came back with his best pard for icefishing. Now he's coming for deer, & his buddy (Alun) is bringing hs posse over for icefishing again in Feb.

Thanks Tony. It worked better than anyone could imagine
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yes , its sad when we lose such a great contributer , i think we all have very fond memories of him and his insight , i also never met him but we exchanged some very fun PMs - also some criptic insight into the goings on here and elsewhere , he added so much to our site , i wish i had gotten the opportunity to meet him in person - but then i wish very much to meet so many of you in person , maybe one day ill get the chance to meet some of you before we are discussing this - of me 
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Brother, you are missed, RIP.
Always looking for military manuals, Dodge M37 items,books on Berlin Germany, old atlases ( before 1946) , military maps of Scotland. English and Canadian gun parts.
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Did Alex say just where this resting place is?
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Fraid not,  I'll ask next time we talk. Probably in the Midlands on the West coast somewhere. U.K. Doesn't have cemeteries reserved for ex military like the U.S.
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Time passes so quickly. We miss Tony; I hope his family are doing ok!
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Methinks the only family he had, was Alex and the dogs.

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He is very fondly remembered! RIP dear friend.
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I think there was an ex & a daughter, but estranged.
We were probably his "homies"
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I heard from Alex, Tony's son.
I have the contact info.
If anyone is interested in doing some kind of anniversary tribute thing please let me know & I'll forward the info via PM.
I'm doing something anyway, but anyone who wants to chip on is welcome & we'll make it from the forum.
No pressure, but we can either do it independently, as a group or through one of those "crowdfunding" things as soon as I can figure out what works for everyone.

I'm contacting the burial/memorial site by e-mail & will keep you all updated.
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Thank you, Shamu.
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that's great..thanx
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Great job Shamu.
 
Always a big gap when we lose someone.  Very sadly missed still. 
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