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Old 9 August 2019, 10:50
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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.
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Old 9 August 2019, 17:48
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Old 9 August 2019, 20:07
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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.
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Old 9 August 2019, 20:09
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Old 9 August 2019, 20:10
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Old 9 August 2019, 20:26
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Old 10 August 2019, 00:08
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Old 10 August 2019, 00:36
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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.
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Old 10 August 2019, 00:38
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Old 10 August 2019, 01:26
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RIP Shak. Another name to salute at next reunion
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Old 10 August 2019, 09:16
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Old 10 August 2019, 11:13
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Old 10 August 2019, 22:57
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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.
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Old 11 August 2019, 09:45
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Old 11 August 2019, 10:05
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Old 11 August 2019, 12:32
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Old 11 August 2019, 15:56
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Old 12 August 2019, 05:14
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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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