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Old 26 July 2016, 14:57
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Was in the process of completing a move and didn't catch this until now. Always enjoyed Cass's writings.

See you on the other side, Sailor!
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Old 26 July 2016, 19:17
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What a blessing he was to this place. He had a hell of a life, one that people read stories about.

RIP Cass...


2016 has taken some great men so far.
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Old 26 July 2016, 20:06
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Wow, just ... Wow; I am gutted. I have taken a few days to try and put things into words.

I had the opportunity, pleasure and absolute honour to interact with him both reading his posts in the open forums and the PM's we exchanged. Ken was instrumental in helping me to deal with a SEAL poseur when I was working the APP in Khowst in 2007 when shit was getting real and a bunch of NG were deferring to the POS. Ken had the clout by reputation to break through the veil of B/S the idiot had erected when no one wanted to listen to the "token Aussie".

Sir, you were larger than life, even online, and one of the few men here to inspire generations of Warriors who had the good fortune to cross your path in life.

I trust you are safely with the love of your life, united once more.

R.I.P.
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Old 26 July 2016, 22:52
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RIP Sir.
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Old 27 July 2016, 02:01
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RIP, Sailor.
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Old 27 July 2016, 19:13
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Old 27 July 2016, 20:29
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Goodbye my friend. It was an honor knowing you.
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Old 28 July 2016, 22:38
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Whoa! I missed this.

What a life!
RIP, Cass.
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Old 29 July 2016, 05:42
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I am ashamed I am only learning of his passing now.

I was in awe of the man ...and I know I would have lived a full and meaningful life if I lived even a fraction of the life he did.
A truly great man has passed and the world is a lesser place for it.
Rest in peace, sir.
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Old 30 July 2016, 18:51
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Old 30 July 2016, 23:20
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Rest in peace Ken. You won't be forgotten.
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Old 31 July 2016, 12:53
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Old 2 August 2016, 01:18
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RIP.... prayers to his family and friends.
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Old 2 August 2016, 19:11
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Rest in Peace, Cass
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Old 6 August 2016, 23:52
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Cass exemplified the "Quiet Professional" SOF warrior.

It was an honor to have known him, even if it was only here on this board.

Fair winds and following seas Sir.

Godspeed
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Old 7 August 2016, 23:59
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Old 8 August 2016, 16:01
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RIP Cass.
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Old 10 August 2016, 14:03
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On July 4th America lost a great man and we lost a friend, mentor and one hell of a Team Guy. Rest in peace Ken Garrett, Class 0.

Kenneth Garrett

March 19, 1929 - July 04, 2016

Kenneth (Blackie) Garrett was born to Rosa Barnes and Samuel Garrett in Fresno, CA. on March 19, 1929. Mr. Garrett moved to Visalia, CA. in 1936. Mr. Garrett graduated from VUHS in June 1946. He immediately joined the Navy. His service included, among other naval assignments, the Navy Frogmen, forerunners to the Navy SEALs. Mr. Garrett performed 3 combat tours in Korea earning 6 combat engagement stars. Following a brief break from the Frogmen at the end of the Korean War Mr. Garrett was assigned to a series of Special Assignments and ultimately to the CIA while still on military roles. Mr. Garrett performed for 9 years with the CIA as a Military Detailee and upon accruing his 20-years of Military Service he retired from the military and immediately joined the CIA in a Civilian capacity advancing to Chief of Station.

Upon Mr. Garrett's Retirement from the military in 1968 he soon married Mary Jane (Leonardo) Renzi in 1969. At that time the Garrett's resided in San Bernardino, CA. Upon retirement from the CIA the Garrett's returned in 1978 to Visalia, CA., where they resided until Mr. Garrett's death. A graveside service will be held at San Joaquin National Cemetery in Santa Nella, CA on August 11, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. A memorial tribute may be offered by logging onto www.salseranddillard.com
Unless something changes, I plan on being at the service tomorrow.
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Old 11 August 2016, 14:18
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Rest In Peace Sir

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Old 11 August 2016, 16:54
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FYI to all....
Cass was laid to rest this morning. Very small group of friends and family (10-15) people attended.
A short "obituary" was read that had been written by Cass himself.

I was proud to meet several people who had also known him.
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