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Old 20 May 2016, 00:01
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Rest in Peace Andy.
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Old 20 May 2016, 00:06
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The only thing I understand is that this is another reminder of how fragile life is. To me, SOTB was a pillar of this place...an immovable object. Fuck cancer. Live life.

Until Valhalla Marine, I never met you but am a better man from knowing of you.
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Old 20 May 2016, 07:05
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RIP SOTB, FUCK CANCER.
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Old 20 May 2016, 09:14
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It's awesome to see folks posting up their favorite quotes by Andy.
SOTBism will live on for sure.
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Old 20 May 2016, 10:14
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Well, shit. WTF.
Our paths crossed in the mid-80's and I am grateful for the experience of working together. We are truly diminished.
RIP brother.
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Old 20 May 2016, 11:58
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I'm stunned. I don't hang out here much anymore but when I heard the news I had to check in. We all have to go sometime but it's still a shock when you hear news like this. SOCNET will not be the same without him; see you on the other side Andy.
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Old 20 May 2016, 12:11
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RIP Andy. Marine. Warrior. Our world just grew a little bit darker...

Prayers for your family and friends.
...and a little, no, a lot, less interesting.
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Old 20 May 2016, 12:20
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I haven't been checking in here much lately. To log in casually and find this out is a really huge kick in the chest.

There are few people who have posted here that have made me think more or differently about things in the world or life as much as he did. Walking about my job and when certain things come up I would wonder "what would SOTB think about this?" Sure enough, when I had time I'd log on and often see just what he thought about it. I will miss that.

The world is a smaller place without you SOTB. RIP Andy.

To those of you who were much closer to him you are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Old 20 May 2016, 16:36
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What?? No.... :sadface:

Like others I would not have thought I could be affected like this by the loss of someone I knew only from the 'net, but he was such a giant on this board.....all here are indeed poorer for his loss. All Hail the founder of The Pinky Test!!

RIP SOTB.
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Old 20 May 2016, 18:50
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RIP SOTB,

He took offense to my presence - I wish there had been a way to reconcile.
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Old 20 May 2016, 20:54
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Damn.

He was such a staple here and from what SB was saying, his credentials speak for themselves. This world lost a very good man.

Didn't pull any punches with me or anyone if we said something stupid or ignorant. I learned quickly from him how to navigate this site respectfully. I know his awesome, warped (in a very good way) sense of humor will be sorely missed here.

RIP Marine, and fuck cancer.
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Old 20 May 2016, 23:22
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Old 21 May 2016, 07:25
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RIP SOTB.

Thank you for your advice & wisdom that you've shared w/ all of us for so long.
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Old 21 May 2016, 07:33
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Rest In Peace, Marine. To all of his close friends and family I offer my heartfelt condolences.

What he taught me in one PM I will never forget.

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Old 21 May 2016, 09:08
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Rest in peace, Andy.

As much as he displayed his candor on here, it seemed to be equally peppered with very tactful diplomacy, a worthy trait to be gleaned by anyone.
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Old 21 May 2016, 09:37
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I dont post a lot but I enjoyed reading SOTBs posts. Very informative and his sarcasm was fun to read. RIP Marine
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Old 21 May 2016, 13:11
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Rest in Peace Marine! I didn't get a chance to meet you in person, but like others, I always looked forward to reading what you had to say. I wish condolences to your family and to all those who have an empty place in their hearts. Until Valhalla! Fuck Cancer.

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Old 21 May 2016, 23:03
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I was just flipping through the Guys who cook thread, and this pic in one of his posts does a great job of showing all the glory that was SOTB.

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Old 22 May 2016, 12:40
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I don't post much, but I do read a lot here and this is very sad news. I echo DC PHOTOG & BOTD, I would find myself wondering what SOTB's take would be on a particular topic that was on my mind. Never wondered what anybody else thought. Also, I am trying to come to grips as to why his passing has had such a profound affect on me. I never knew SOTB personally, and never had individual correspondence via SOCNET.

RIP SOTB.
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Old 22 May 2016, 17:15
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I'd like to make a donation to SOTB's family, but I have not been able to locate a single shred of information on the net (just the way SOTB would have liked). In lieu of donating to SOTB's family, I will make a donation to SOCNET and I believe he would definitely get behind that. It's really strange how Andy touched so many of us here. That definitely says a lot about him.
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