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Old 1 June 2015, 17:36
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The passing of tommyboy52

This is my first post, and I am writing as the girlfriend and partner of a deceased U.S. Army Special Forces member, SSG Thomas A. Rhoads. I was aware that Tom enjoyed speaking with members here, and I felt it was important to advise those who knew him here as to his sudden passing on Memorial Day weekend, 2015.

To all who knew Tom Rhoads, aka TRH5555, it's with heavy heart that I write this post. I am currently in Tom's hometown of Pittsburgh, PA where a military honors funeral service will take place tomorrow, June 2, 2015 at 10:00 in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

Thanks to all here who shared with him the fellowship and camaraderie he so enjoyed.

With respect,
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Old 1 June 2015, 22:11
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Old 1 June 2015, 22:14
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Damn. Does anyone know his username here?

Andi, my sincerest condolences and thank you for letting us know.

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Old 1 June 2015, 22:36
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SOTB, Its tommyboy52.

I will move this to the socnet members forum.

FYI gents travelcoord posted this in the intro as directed, I moved it here.

Rest Peacefully Brother. Any Alumni from the Triple Nickel is good to go on my list.
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Old 1 June 2015, 22:38
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Rest in Peace Brother. DOL
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Old 1 June 2015, 22:38
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R.I.P. Warrior....
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Old 1 June 2015, 22:40
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Rest In Peace, Warrior!
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Old 1 June 2015, 22:42
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Rest In Peace, Warrior and thank you for your service!

My sincerest condolences, Andi!
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Old 1 June 2015, 22:53
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Rest in Peace Warrior.

So sorry for your loss Andi
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Old 1 June 2015, 23:02
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I'm new here so I hope it is ok. RIP.
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Old 2 June 2015, 00:17
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I'm new here so I hope it is ok. RIP.
I am still a FNG and will always be in this house, but I have never had anyone show any animosity towards me for sharing my respect for the fallen. This forum and its members are a cut above the rest.

Rest easy SSG Rhoads.
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Old 1 June 2015, 23:06
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RIP SSG Rhoads.

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Old 1 June 2015, 23:09
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RIP brother.
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Old 1 June 2015, 23:13
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Prayers out to family and friends. Rest in peace SSG Rhoads aka tommyboy52
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Old 1 June 2015, 23:24
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my condolence for your loss, Andi
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Old 1 June 2015, 23:24
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RIP Warrior
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Old 1 June 2015, 23:35
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Old 1 June 2015, 23:44
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Sorry for your loss, Andi.
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Old 2 June 2015, 00:04
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RIP SSG Rhoads. Condolences Andi.
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Old 2 June 2015, 00:10
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