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NoChai 17 May 2016 08:29

RIP SOTB. Thank you for your insights and words of wisdom.

tm3e 17 May 2016 08:34

Shocked and very saddened by the news.

billdawg24 17 May 2016 08:36

Damn dust in here right now.
Shocked and saddened.
Just read all the previous posts celebrating his life and am now sitting in my office with tears streaming down my face. Some may find that strange to shed tears for a man I have never met in person, and simply knew on an internet site. But, I always felt he was a good man. Sometimes we agreed sometimes we disagreed, but through it all, he was professional and a class act. The world and this site are a bleaker place today.

RIP Warrior

Boyo72 17 May 2016 08:46

Rest easy warrior

Specboatteam 17 May 2016 09:02

I am in shock reading this...SOTB was a pillar on here, he was very eloquent with his wording and always added value to the site, never knew him personally, but got to enjoy a couple of laughs with him on here from time to time. Thoughts and prayers go out to all his family and friends - I will miss seeing him post, always enjoyed his take on things.

jrturbo 17 May 2016 09:04

RIP Andy.

Your posts will be missed, your PM's and advice will be missed and I am saddened that I will not get to meet you face to face and shake your hand.

Fuck cancer.

Rich Gause 17 May 2016 09:06

Damn, never met the man but I sure enjoyed reading everything he wrote on Socnet. RIP.

Raven 3 17 May 2016 10:22

Words escape me....what a loss!!

RIP Andy and Godspeed to his family!


Hopeless Civilian 17 May 2016 10:26

Although I didn't always agree with him, his arguments were always so well thought out and well spoken that it was hard to argue with them........and he changed my opinions on a few things too. RIP Sir. You'll be missed around here. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

havok88 17 May 2016 11:45

Damn.RIP. I always enjoyed reading his posts on here.

pavegnr 17 May 2016 11:49

RIP Andy.

O_Pos 17 May 2016 12:01



A191 17 May 2016 12:09

RIP SOTB, and Semper Fi. Prayers for his family and friends.

GST 17 May 2016 12:10

I'm stunned at this news. My first thoughts were with his family and friends. I'm so sorry for your loss. RIP, Andy.

Oldguy 17 May 2016 12:18

I'll miss his comments. Prayers for his family. Rest easy Warrior

grahamcracker977 17 May 2016 12:34

I am shocked by this news. Rest in peace and prayers out to his family.

glassiam 17 May 2016 13:09

RIP, Andy. Semper Fi...

57Medic 17 May 2016 13:26

I did not have the pleasure to personally know Andy, but I have read many, many, of his posts and enjoyed them all.

I hope this incursion is acceptable.

Prayers inbound to the family.

Medic09 17 May 2016 13:45

Rest Well, SOTB.

He and I were certainly on opposite sides of several issues (mostly related to Israel and the ME), but I got early on a glimpse of his class and maturity. Like anyone with class, he did it in private.

I hadn't been a guest here for very long before I could see I didn't much like this gruff, blunt guy who didn't give a damn for any of us Middle Easterners, including Israelis. And of course, I didn't understand him at all. Well, like an ass, I dissed him with a comment on a thread here. The thread, as I recall, had to do with someone's loss or trouble. Rather than squash me in plain sight, he sent me a PM. Paraphrased, he said to me "nobody will really care if you stay here long or not, and I'm sure you won't care much either. But that really lacked class to go at me in that time and place, when the topic is someone else's misfortune. Get some SA." He didn't care that I had dissed him. He did care that I had chosen to do so when and where is was disrespectful to someone else's misfortune here on the forum. So he reminded me to get some class, or move on. Right on target, done just between us. To me, that was an overriding characterization of how I saw the man on here, never having had the opportunity to meet him. Thanks for the reminder, SOTB. If I may use your real name - Rest Well, Andy. This crew has lost a defining institution and character.

Steve83 17 May 2016 13:47

Andy was a tough son of a bitch.

I remember him writing about his original diagnosis on this forum a few years ago. The doctor told him that he hadn't long to live. What I believe he said to the doctor, if i recall correctly, was "If I die, I die. I don't care. But if I live, which I'm sure I'm going to, I'm going to punch you in the face for telling me I'm going to die." I believed he wrote about the experience years after it happened so he had quite a run.

He had a IDGAF attitude that I can only dream of aspiring to.

Luckily, for us here, he had something to say about just about every topic. So his personality, his insights and his humor will live on in this place for as long as the websites stays up.

I look forward to helping out whatever is set up here for his wife and daughter.

RIP SOTB, Pinky Tester Extraordinaire.

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