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The Fat Guy 29 June 2015 19:40

SOCNET Member "BMT" Lost to Cancer
 
ALCON, Sadly we lost another SF Brother and SOCNET member to Cancer.

BMT was MSG(R) Jack NeSmith. A eulogy from his son included these words....

[I]He was an old school grunt having served as an Infantryman in Germany, FT Benning, Korea, and a Drill Sergeant at Ft Gordon before volunteering for Special Forces where he served with the 1st Special Forces Group in Okinawa, 3rd Special Forces Group at FT Bragg, 5th Special Forces Group, Command Control South, MAC-V-SOG in Vietnam, the 7th Special Forces Group and the John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School with his final assignment as an ROTC instructor at Stetson University in Deland Florida where he was able to remain on Airborne status by performing Airborne Operations with a National Guard Special Forces unit out of Ocala Florida.

Sadly, a month ago he was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of brain cancer. Dad died during the early morning hours on June 18th. He had planned on fighting this thing and he went out fighting like he would have wanted. We are diminished by his loss, but as Gen. Patton said "Let's not be sad that such men died, but rejoice that such men lived", lived and fought for for the freedoms we have today. And the one thing he always told me "Boy, Airborne is just a way to get from point A to point B, but for God's sake don't be a leg".[/I]

Rest Peacefully, Top. You are not forgotten.

gavin 29 June 2015 19:59

Rest easy, brother.

See you at the ORP.

Tracy 29 June 2015 20:02

Rest in Peace Top. See you in Valhalla.

DOL!

Purple36 29 June 2015 20:02

Damn.

RIP.:(

Baildog 29 June 2015 20:03

RIP

SOTB 29 June 2015 20:05

RIP "BMT"/MSG(R) Jack NeSmith.

Fuck cancer....

DB8541 29 June 2015 20:13

RIP Warrior!

cspillk9 29 June 2015 20:18

RIP MSG.

Dogwelder 29 June 2015 20:25

RIP MSG.

IronCross 29 June 2015 20:33

The Patton quote befits him perfectly. RIP MSG.

Ranger275 29 June 2015 20:54

RIP MSG NeSmith.

CA SGT 29 June 2015 20:55

RIP

Mars 29 June 2015 21:00

Rest In Peace, Warrior!

DevilDawg 29 June 2015 21:16

Rest In Peace MSG.... Fuck Cancer

Chimo 29 June 2015 21:20

RIP Warrior, until Valhalla.

just11b 29 June 2015 21:25

Rest In Peace, MSG(R) Jack NeSmith.

Hawkeye 29 June 2015 21:38

RIP MSG

sf-doc 29 June 2015 21:51

RIP

cj 29 June 2015 21:53

RIP MSG, thoughts and prayers to family and friends.

Wes 29 June 2015 21:56

RIP MSG.

Silverbullet 29 June 2015 22:00

RIP Brother

Miguel 29 June 2015 22:27

Rest In Peace MSG.

Dangerous 29 June 2015 22:34

Rest in Peace Brother. DOL

ARCHANGELRANGER 29 June 2015 22:54

Rest in Peace, Master Sergeant.

Joe30045 29 June 2015 23:36

RIP MSG

SF_BHT 30 June 2015 00:10

Rest in Peace Jack..... You will be missed Brother!!!!

Chemical Cookie 30 June 2015 00:29

Wow, incredibly small world. His son and I were in 3/504 PIR together.

MSG, go rest easy now.

May his family find peace in knowing he father lived a full life and enriched many.

8654maine 30 June 2015 01:35

RIP.

MixedLoad 30 June 2015 01:54

RIP MSG NeSmith.

havok88 30 June 2015 02:03

RIP

Ole crusty bastard 30 June 2015 05:27

Rest easy.

Soutpiel 30 June 2015 05:32

Small mercies; Only one month duration from diagnosis to succumbing.
RIP

Hoepoe 30 June 2015 05:45

RIP

Fuck cancer.

CDRODA396 30 June 2015 05:52

Rest in Eternal Peace and Honor Master Sergeant,
and Thank You for Your Service.

Shadow 30 June 2015 07:37

Rest in peace, Master Sergeant NeSmith.

Fuck cancer... :mad:

Frog 30 June 2015 08:52

RIP

eyezweat 30 June 2015 09:17

R.I.P. Warrior.

Fubar 30 June 2015 09:19

RIP BMT.

P50974 30 June 2015 10:55

RIP MSG.

DC 30 June 2015 11:23

RIP, MSG...


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