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Thread: My Grandfather
10-11-08, 11:16 AM #1
My grandfather was born the youngest of 15 children. His family couldn't afford to feed him and gave him up for adoption. When he was a teenager, he joined the Marines and fought in the Korean War, sustaining wounds and spending the rest of his life with bullets in his body. After the war, he came home and became a police officer in Denver, got married, and had two children. After he divorced, he married my grandmother (who already had four children), and they moved to Oregon. He was a police officer in Salem, Oregon until he retired, then bought a bar. If he wasn't taking care of the bar, he was spending time with his family and his dogs, being both a loving and strict father and grandfather figure. While gruff, he always had a smile for those he loved. On Thursday morning, at about 0200, he passed away. While he will be missed immensely, he was both a great family member and an outstanding American. We'll be scattering his ashes tomorrow in the ocean so that he can be with his Marine buddy "George".--"D.B.A.D." --Me
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10-11-08, 11:42 AM #2
My condolences to you, Mick.
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10-11-08, 11:56 AM #3
Sorry for your loss, my condolences to you, your family and friends. May he Rest in Peace!
10-11-08, 12:48 PM #4
Prayers en route. Sounds like a great American to me. May he rest in peace.
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10-11-08, 01:44 PM #5
Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.Molly Weasley makes Chuck Norris eat his vegetables.
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10-11-08, 02:22 PM #6
My condolences to you and your family, irishmick. Thoughts and prayers en route.
10-11-08, 02:59 PM #7
May he rest in peace.Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
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10-11-08, 04:00 PM #8
prayers for you and your family mick from me and mine-=Twan007
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10-11-08, 04:54 PM #9
Sorry to hear of your loss. He was obviously a man that was loved & respected.Remember: if their lips are moving ... they're lying
10-11-08, 05:18 PM #10
Sorry for your loss. I wish America had more men like him.
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10-11-08, 05:28 PM #11
I'm sorry.Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.
That which does not kill me, better start fucking running.
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10-11-08, 05:53 PM #12
I am sorry for your loss condolences to you and your family Your Grandfather was a lot like mine.
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10-11-08, 07:58 PM #13
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Never approach a bull by the front, a horse from behind, or an idiot from any direction.
10-11-08, 08:06 PM #14
A true American hero................RIP
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10-11-08, 09:09 PM #15
I'm so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.
10-12-08, 01:12 AM #16
Im sorry for your loss.
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My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
10-12-08, 12:26 PM #18
I'm sorry to hear of your lost. Semper Fi. Rest in Peace , Sir.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
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10-12-08, 05:01 PM #19
I'm really sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can do, please don't hesitate to ask. I'll send you my cell if you'd like, or you can find it in the special forum here just for women.
Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
May your grandfather rest in peace.
Hugs to you.
10-12-08, 05:03 PM #20
Sorry for your lose........prayers and thoughts to all your family.Swamp Mafia
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