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Silverbullet 15 May 2016 12:24

RIP Andy Potts aka SOTB
 
Andy passed into Vahalla today.

His service included 3D Recon Bn, 2d Force Recon Co, JFKSWC. His efforts helped get the fledgling Force Recon MEUSOC program off ground and at one time he was the only MMF qualified sniper in the Marine Corps. He was hard as the proverbial woodpecker lips and smart.

He has worked all over the world and was currently running a highly successful intelligence and security company in Mexico. I know first hand the high level value his efforts brought to people.

I've had the privilege of knowing Andy since 1986. We shared similar traits and have agreed, argued and told each other to F off in cycles for years. I valued his friendship, advice and ability to tell me I was an asshole.

He was a father, husband and a Brother to many.

This site was better because of him and he never hesitated to reach out a helping hand to anyone regardless of the circumstances.

Please take a moment to remember and celebrate Andy's life. He'll be missed, but not forgotten by all of us who know him.

Semper Fi

B 2/75 15 May 2016 12:26

Rest in Peace, Andy Potts

You'll be sorely missed

gavin 15 May 2016 12:31

Rest easy, Andy.

See you at the ORP. You are missed, and this place is smaller without you.

1RiserSlip 15 May 2016 12:32

Never met SOTB as some have. But feel a tremendous sense of loss.
Semper Fi Mac

Blackjack78 15 May 2016 12:33

[QUOTE=Silverbullet;1058562915]Andy passed into Vahalla today.

His service included 3D Recon Bn, 2d Force Recon Co, JFKSWC. His efforts helped get the fledgling Force Recon MEUSOC program off ground and at one time he was the only MMF qualified sniper in the Marine Corps. He was hard as the proverbial woodpecker lips and smart.

He has worked all over the world and was currently running a highly successful intelligence and security company in Mexico. I know first hand the high level value his efforts brought to people.

I've had the privilege of knowing Andy since 1986. We shared similar traits and have agreed, argued and told each other to F off in cycles for years. I valued his friendship, advice and ability to tell me I was an asshole.

He was a father, husband and a Brother to many.

This site was better because of him and he never hesitated to reach out a helping hand to anyone regardless of the circumstances.

Please take a moment to remember and celebrate Andy's life. He'll be missed, but not forgotten by all of us who knew him.

Semper Fi[/QUOTE]

Pardon the intrusion into your area SB and I'm sorry for your loss. Rest easy Andy, I will miss you. My thoughts are w/your family and I wish you peace.

Tracy 15 May 2016 12:35

Rest in Peace Andy. See you in Valhalla.

Guy 15 May 2016 12:36

Rest easy my brother!

bobmueller 15 May 2016 12:36

Well. Shit.

"Sorry to hear that" doesn't even come close. Grace and peace to his friends and comrades.

Sit tibi terra levis.

8654maine 15 May 2016 12:37

RIP Brother!

Hot Mess 15 May 2016 12:41

RIP brother

Maas 15 May 2016 12:43

Goodbye Andy.

See you on the Drop Zone.

Maas

Sigaba 15 May 2016 12:45

Rest in Peace, Andy Potts.

leopardprey 15 May 2016 12:45

Rest in Peace Marine.

Oldpogue 15 May 2016 12:47

What a shocker. RIP.

Chimo 15 May 2016 12:47

Until Valhalla. And thank you.

Jimbo 15 May 2016 12:50

Goodbye, Andy. Thank you for making our lives better.

mdwest 15 May 2016 12:52

Well said SB.

I won't mourn Andys passing. Instead I will celebrate his life and spend the evening remembering some great times and experiences shared over the years..

My wife and I still laugh over a bet I lost to Andy several years ago.. I had to take him to a high end steak place and let him order whatever he wanted..

He had me in tears laughing most of the night with his jeering over the very stupid bet I had made with him..

And cost me a small fortune before the night was over (that f'er could eat like no other when it served a purpose lol)..

Forestboy 15 May 2016 12:52

R.I.P. Andy..... Our world is a lot less cool today....

Xdeth 15 May 2016 12:52

RIP warrior.

Top0321 15 May 2016 12:53

RIP Marine.

CPTAUSRET 15 May 2016 12:54

Andy definitely added value to this board. He lived his life on his terms. He will be greatly missed.

Love you Brother.

wildman43 15 May 2016 12:56

RIP brother

Seanmcd82 15 May 2016 13:01

[QUOTE=mdwest;1058562939]I won't mourn Andys passing. Instead I will celebrate his life and spend the evening remembering some great times and experiences shared over the years..[/QUOTE]

I am pretty sure this is what he would want, for us celebrate his amazing life and remember him for who he was, one hell of a friend.

Even now that he is gone I still find myself thinking "what would Andy think, what would he say about this? What would he do right now?" WWAD, perfect.

litepath 15 May 2016 13:10

RIP SOTB. Thank you again for helping me.

Jules 15 May 2016 13:17

Rest easy Brother...

Mac 15 May 2016 13:21

RIP brother. You will be missed but always respected.

GPC 15 May 2016 13:26

Goodbye Andy I will miss your words of wisdom.

GracieLou 15 May 2016 13:31

Rest in Peace Andy...

Mav 15 May 2016 13:34

God be with Andy's family, and may he rest in peace.

bigsapper 15 May 2016 13:34

Godspeed Andy.

Purple36 15 May 2016 13:37

RIP SOTB.

Dangerous 15 May 2016 13:39

Rest in Peace.

CAP MARINE 15 May 2016 13:43

RIP

DC 15 May 2016 13:44

RIP Marine.

Gray Rhyno 15 May 2016 13:47

Damn.

RIP Andy. Semper Fidelis.

e5wsf 15 May 2016 13:52

SOTB certainly changed the shape of this forum.
Rest Easy.
Semper Fi, Dude.

UGA_11B 15 May 2016 13:56

RIP SOTB...

Dino0311 15 May 2016 13:56

Andy was a unique guy who gave me wise counsel several times and went out of his way to help me out when I really needed it. I wish I could have talked to him one last time.

Local 15 May 2016 14:00

He never missed an opportunity to raz me and once or twice I thought he was going to get me kicked out of here - but I still respected his wisdom and analysis a great deal. He was an expert on almost every subject he chose to speak and the world is a darker place without him.

RIP.

- Local

rgrjoe175 15 May 2016 14:03

Blue Skies Andy. I will miss you.


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