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Old 18 May 2016, 19:41
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Old 18 May 2016, 19:42
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#3438 will live in infamy for me. I still laugh when I read it.

http://www.socnet.com/showpost.php?p...postcount=3438
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Old 18 May 2016, 19:58
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Post #3435 one of my favorite post he ever did.

http://www.socnet.com/showthread.php?t=83724&page=172
^^ This was one where he and I actually agreed for the same reasons. I had a response in mind which I'm sure he would have found funny were he still with us, but out of respect for the situation, I'll refrain from posting it in this thread.
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Old 18 May 2016, 20:34
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Wait wtf? How did I miss this? I got into it a few times with him, mostly about Israel, but he was always a gentleman when I PM'd him for some reason or other. He was posting here very recently, that really, really sucks.

My condolances to his family.

Fuck cancer.
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Old 18 May 2016, 20:44
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he called me on a lame sailor/marine joke when I was relatively new to the board....and then turned right around and gave me some good advice on a couple of things based on his expertise. Always wanted to meet him in person and never got the chance. RIP Marine.
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Old 18 May 2016, 20:58
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Sorry to hear this. Rest in Peace brother. I hope his family gets through this as best as they can. Especially his daughter, he spoke of her quite often.
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Old 18 May 2016, 22:08
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Thanks for the quality discussion over the years.

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Old 18 May 2016, 22:15
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Jesus, can't believe this... R.I.P. SOTB
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Old 19 May 2016, 00:38
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It won't be the same without him; I barely knew the guy and yet I enjoyed his diatribe and advice immensely.
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Old 19 May 2016, 01:13
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It's awesome to see folks posting up their favorite quotes by Andy.
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Old 19 May 2016, 05:22
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RIP Bro. Fair Winds and Following Seas. Semper Fidelis.
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Old 19 May 2016, 07:54
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I was at my son's concert last night and the select choir sang their beautiful rendition of the Irish Blessing to end the show ....and I thought of Andy's passing as they sang

Irish Blessing

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Until We Meet Again, until we meet again....


Of course the alternative version is;

'May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows you're dead'
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Old 19 May 2016, 12:30
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Rest in Peace SOTB.
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Old 19 May 2016, 12:45
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I keep waiting for him to post.
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Old 19 May 2016, 13:21
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I am posting this out of respect and remembrance of SOTB, so if it is misplaced or otherwise out of line, please delete. I laughed while reading through (most of) these and thought sharing might bring some smiles.



His daughter, the artist:
http://socnet.com/showpost.php?p=105...postcount=1538

The Chinese and the movie Deadpool
http://socnet.com/showpost.php?p=105...5&postcount=24

Healthcare
http://socnet.com/showpost.php?p=105...postcount=2201

FAB skin slide cover for Glock
http://socnet.com/showpost.php?p=1058544395&postcount=3

You attacked, you lost, deal with it.
http://socnet.com/showpost.php?p=1058544299&postcount=3

The logic of pointing out crappy restaurant service
http://socnet.com/showpost.php?p=105...postcount=4139

Do not mess with his Peanut Butter!
http://socnet.com/showpost.php?p=1057979334&postcount=9

Pallets of Peanut Butter, and magazines of ammo
http://socnet.com/showpost.php?p=105...5&postcount=20
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Old 19 May 2016, 13:25
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Sudden. Strange. Sad.
Didn't know him outside of here, but from what I know - what a very neat dude, who brought a ton to this online community, and seemingly the people he knew and worked with in person.

Really didn't see this coming. Just a week or so ago he was critiquing my usage of a crock pot, cooking up pork roasts. Now on to Valhalla or wherever it is deities go to when they pass - the pain is over, I hope you've found peace, and your loved ones can find peace knowing you're no longer hurting.

I remember early on stepping on my pp, and him being the one to point it out. I think many may remember similar. Sometimes, often times, with hilarious results. Like others have said, even when you disagreed at first blush, he made you revisit why you believe what you believe. If your argument was poorly-reason, poorly-articulated, or simply lacked SA, he'd let you know. When he articulated his own perspective, you'd reconsider your own. Super switched-on, but super funny at the same time. Near as I can tell, those of you who knew him personally were blessed for the time you were allowed to share.

I don't think I'll ever forget one of my favorite SOTB moments

Thanks to SOTB I've tried, with two different women, to jump and slap their tits with my dong, just to see if I could do it - and he was right, it doesn't impress. And really, you can't dismiss it with "look, this guy on this forum tried to do it, I wanted to see if I could".

You will be missed. I hope I have the opportunity to hit some of the restaurants you've recommended in Mexico, and will eat enough cow to make you proud.
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Old 19 May 2016, 14:08
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Very sad news. I did not have the pleasure of knowing Andy but I read as many of his posts as I could. He always seemed straight forward, told it like it was, and behind the veneer I could tell he was a passionate person. I liked how he talk often about his daughter and going to movies with her.

RIP SOTB and thanks for your service.
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Old 19 May 2016, 18:28
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I feel a great loss in not knowing you, Mr. Potts, and a greater loss in knowing you're gone.
-Fair Winds, Sir.
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Old 19 May 2016, 20:41
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RIP Andy. Marine. Warrior. Our world just grew a little bit darker...

Prayers for your family and friends.
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Old 19 May 2016, 21:06
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I keep waiting for him to post.
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