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Gooch 9 August 2019 10:50

RIP GySgt Dave Pshak (Shak)
 
For some of you old guys I hate to bring this news but Dave Pshak of 3rd and 1st Recon Bn and Scout-Sniper Instructor School and lately the State Dept office of security has passed away. Great man.

WGH0922 9 August 2019 17:48

Damn. RIP Guns.

Silverbullet 9 August 2019 20:07

I waited to post until I had independent verification since none of us who were in his circle of friends heard anything and it seemed too hard to believe.

Shak has been my friend for decades. He was a visionary, tactical expert and all around great dude. When serving in 3d Recon Bn we did some really great things plus burned through some crazy weekends.

Years later when I was running the special missions branch, I'd bring him in to speak to the urban sniper students. After 911 when working a project that required extremely long range rifle skills in a mountainous environment, Dave was the guy I bounced ideas off of

I often scoff at all the Marines who claim to have been the driving force or experts of the Marine sniper lineage when most of their ideas are things Dave quietly pioneered long before they ever laid behind gun.

I have a 100 stories of his genius as well as his liberty risk activities, but they're for later.

Rest in Peace Brother.

Mars 9 August 2019 20:09

Rest In Peace, my Brother!

Gumby2/6 9 August 2019 20:10

RIP, HOG

Steamin 9 August 2019 20:26

RIP

Armitage12 10 August 2019 00:08

Silverbullet et al., I am sorry for your loss. May you find solace.

BionicDamien 10 August 2019 00:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by Silverbullet (Post 1058809625)
I waited to post until I had independent verification since none of us who were in his circle of friends heard anything and it seemed too hard to believe.

Shak has been my friend for decades. He was a visionary, tactical expert and all around great dude. When serving in 3d Recon Bn we did some really great things plus burned through some crazy weekends.

Years later when I was running the special missions branch, I'd bring him in to speak to the urban sniper students. After 911 when working a project that required extremely long range rifle skills in a mountainous environment, Dave was the guy I bounced ideas off of

I often scoff at all the Marines who claim to have been the driving force or experts of the Marine sniper lineage when most of their ideas are things Dave quietly pioneered long before they ever laid behind gun.

I have a 100 stories of his genius as well as his liberty risk activities, but they're for later.

Rest in Peace Brother.

Thank you for sharing that SB.

RIP Dave, as they say, we'll be along soon enough.

BigNickT 10 August 2019 00:38

RIP Dave.

8654maine 10 August 2019 01:26

RIP Shak. Another name to salute at next reunion

bullet65 10 August 2019 09:16

RIP Marine

Gray Rhyno 10 August 2019 11:13

RIP Marine.

DSSRonin 10 August 2019 22:57

RIP Shak. He was instrumental in modernizing Diplomatic Security’s firearms and tactical training. I heard a few libo stories.....one involved backflips off the BEQ in Oki.

Forestboy 11 August 2019 08:17

R.I.P. Warrior...

mdwest 11 August 2019 09:26

RIP.

Sharky 11 August 2019 09:45

RIP Brother.

The Fat Guy 11 August 2019 10:05

Rest Peacefully, Devil Dog.

Global Med 11 August 2019 12:32

RIP Marine.

Dino0311 11 August 2019 15:56

I'm sorry for your loss gentlemen.

Balls 12 August 2019 05:14

RIP GySgt. Sounds like a hell of a guy with plenty of stories to keep his memory alive. Sorry for your loss to those who knew him.


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