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Gypsy
03-23-2008, 18:10
Some of you here may be aware that my dad has been sick for a while now. About a month ago, he was basically critical and then rallied just last weekend. It was great to see him rebound, full of good spirits and a love of life.

Last Tuesday he started a downward spiral and by Thursday afternoon he died. I was there with him, held his hand and stroked his forehead telling him it was ok to let go as he passed from this world. It would be an extreme understatement to say it was one of the most difficult things I've done in my life, but can say I am happy he is no longer suffering. And I'm blessed and forever grateful I could be there with him at the end.

I'd like to say something to all of you who are, or have, served. My father was proud of his service in the Army. He was a combat engineer with the 25th Infantry Division, "Tropic Lightning", in the Korean War and held deep respect for those who have carried the torch he passed along so many years ago. He always made it a point to tell me to be sure to thank all the guys and gals I've written over the years, and how proud he was to be part of the Brotherhood.

So via myself...my father offers his final salute to all of you.

Rest in Peace Dad, I love you.

"Your baby girl"

NousDefionsDoc
03-23-2008, 18:29
I am truly sorry for your loss.

RIP Old Soldier.

echoes
03-23-2008, 18:56
Gypsy,

Me and my sis will be keeping you and your family in our prayers. Am so sorry for your loss.
May your father Rest in Peace.

Holly

Kyobanim
03-23-2008, 19:00
I'm sorry for your loss.

R.I.P.

jbour13
03-23-2008, 19:15
Gypsy,

Sorry to hear of your loss.

RIP Soldier

Red Flag 1
03-23-2008, 19:37
Gypsy,

Very sorry to hear of your loss.

May your Dad Rest in Peace!

lksteve
03-23-2008, 20:01
I am sorry...

Sdiver
03-23-2008, 20:04
L,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

Know that we are with you, as and when needed.

YSCP ;)

Gypsy
03-23-2008, 20:18
Thank you all, I deeply appreciate your sentiments.

Ambush Master
03-23-2008, 20:45
Lady....................I am truly sorry, and can relate to your loss.

May God be with you and your's. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

Take care, and Sir, Rest In Peace.

Martin

The Reaper
03-23-2008, 21:46
RIP, Sir.

Prayers out, Gypsy.

I lost my Dad a few years back. It was the worst thing that has ever happened to me, but at least he was no longer suffering.

I am glad that you were there to ease his passing, and am sure that you were a great comfort to him as he left.

Look forward to seeing him in the future, as I am sure you will.

God Bless.

TR

Razor
03-23-2008, 22:19
You have my deepest condolences, Gypsy.

Trip_Wire (RIP)
03-24-2008, 00:00
Gypsy,

Very sorry to hear of your loss.

May your Dad Rest in Peace!

A Fellow Veteran of the Occupation of Japan and the Korean War, in the 25th Infantry Division, 27th Regiment. (The Wolfhounds)

Surgicalcric
03-24-2008, 07:09
L,

I am very sorry to hear about your father.

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

RIP Sir.

Crip

Pete
03-24-2008, 07:31
May he Rest In Peace

You will both be in my thoughts and prayers.

monsterhunter
03-24-2008, 07:53
You are a good daughter Gypsy. I know your father must have really appreciated you. I'm sorry to hear of your loss.

Rogue
03-24-2008, 08:11
Gypsy,

Sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

RIP Sir

CPTAUSRET
03-24-2008, 08:32
Gypsy:

My condolences!

Blue Skies!

Rest In Peace Soldier!

Gypsy
03-24-2008, 09:53
I'm so very grateful to all of you for your condolences, thank you. Knowing he's in a better place does bring great comfort, as do the memories of dad that we'll hold in our hearts.

It's kind of odd how you can grieve yet share stories and laugh about the good times in the same moments...but I believe that's good healing as well.

f50lrrp
03-24-2008, 09:54
Blue skies, Wolfhound.

Mike
Another Wolfhound

sofmed
03-24-2008, 10:00
My prayers and condolences to you and your family.

May your father walk the halls of Valor with his head held high, as The Man is now watching over him.

R.I.P., Sir.

Warmest Regards,

Mick

dennisw
03-24-2008, 10:26
Gypsy,

Condolences on your loss. As one who never met his old man, I envy your relationship and am glad you had a chance to share his last precious moments. One less light in the World.

PSM
03-24-2008, 10:35
My condolences on the loss of your father.

Pat

SFS0AVN
03-24-2008, 11:22
Godspeed Soldier, RIP.

Goggles Pizano
03-24-2008, 12:42
My sincere condolences to you and your family Gypsy.
Fairwell Wolfhound, In pace requiescat.

swpa19
03-24-2008, 13:00
GYPSY:

The sincerest of condolonces on your loss. I know that it leaves an empty spot in your heart. But, you were there when he needed you most.

vsvo
03-24-2008, 13:04
I am sorry for your loss.

RIP Sir

smokfire
03-24-2008, 19:04
Very sorry for your loss Gypsy. My thoughts are with you and your family.


smokfire

tom kelly
03-24-2008, 19:42
Gypsy, sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Thoughts and prayers to you & your family. Regard's, tom kelly

Gypsy
03-24-2008, 21:02
Thank you, Gents. My family asked me to pass along their thanks for your kind sentiments.

GratefulCitizen
03-24-2008, 23:21
Condolences to you and yours for your loss.

I pray that your grief will pass, and cherished memories remain.

SF_BHT
03-24-2008, 23:40
I am sorry for your loss.

RIP Soldier!

JMI
03-24-2008, 23:57
I am sorry L. I know how much he meant to you. Now is not the best time to tell you I know how you feel........but you were there for me and I want to be there for you.

RIP Sir.
Thank you for your service.

Rob_0811
03-27-2008, 16:46
RIP, warrior.

My sincerest condolences on your loss.

Gypsy
03-27-2008, 17:54
Thank you all...