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I just wanted to post this tribute to my Dad. He passed away Monday, February 4, 2019 at 2:45am. He was 77. He served aboard the USS Intrepid CV-11 aircraft carrier from 1959-1963. He was involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis, and was also involved in retrieving astronaut Scott Carpenter when he returned to Earth. After that, he was a firefighter for 33 years, retiring in 2000, after suffering back injuries from falling through one too many roofs. He was a true hero, and I miss him terribly. Thanks for letting me post this. I love you, Dad.

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Leadfoot,

I pray for the comfort of you and your family concerning the loss of your dad.  For you to have taken the time to post this tribute to him, means that he meant a lot to you.

Hang in there man.

 

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Hi, Bob,

Very sorry for your loss, and also great tribute to your Dad!

Coincidentally, my Dad also died on February 4th, back in 1992, which also just happened to be his 73rd birthday.

Sincere condolences, and sending good thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Best Wishes,
Bob

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Thanks to your Father for his lifetime of service and to you and your family for the sacrifices made that allowed your dad to serve our country and it's citizens. God Bless you and your family in your time of this great loss.

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Hey guys, thanks so much. I really appreciate it. 

Bob Oister, I'm sorry for your loss as well, man.

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Sorry to hear mate. I cant begin to imagine what you are feeling. I am dreading my parents passing too as they are getting up there in age.  Seems your dad lived a full life and did more than others can only dream of. Hang in there!

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There are fathers and there are great fathers.  It sounds like you had a great one.  God bless you and your family.

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Thanks for sharing that. It sounds like your father lived an amazing life. Condolences to you and your family.

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Again, thank you all so much. Your sentiments are all very thoughtful and much appreciated. I just found out that there will be an honor guard from the Navy and from the fire dept. as well at his funeral. I won't be able to hold it together when they play Taps and fire the salute. He deserves the honors though. Thanks again guys.

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Sorry to hear your dad passed away. Like many of us, I too understand the depth of feeling associated with such a loss. My condolences to you and others to whom he was close.  

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Sorry for your loss. We both know it isn't the end, but that doesn't help the fact that we can't call em' up and chat anymore.

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Thank you Mudgel. Starise, you're right. I'm very happy that he's no longer suffering, but there have already been several times when I've had the urge to call him and then realize that I can't. 

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