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Bravo Five Romeo 16 May 2016 22:06

Rest in peace Andy.
I had nothing but admiration and respect for you.

JoeArmyNCO 16 May 2016 22:10


cedsall 16 May 2016 22:15

Rest In Peace SOTB

steelbreeze 16 May 2016 22:36

Rest In Peace. Your voice will be missed- you had the rare gift of forcing others to think and confront their own position.

johnnylaw 16 May 2016 22:37

RIP Devil Dog. Prayers, well wishes to your loved ones. This website and our world are definitely lesser places with you no longer around. Blue skies and eternal peace.

Semper Fi

Slick0311 16 May 2016 22:45

RIP, Andy. The loss is heavy, but I hope your spirit is free. Semper Fi.

Dan90 16 May 2016 22:52

Rest in Peace SOTB.

Can't believe I just typed that; he was definitely a huge part of what makes this place what it is.

In the last few years of lurking and posting here, I've enjoyed reading his posts and respected his straightforward responses. Critical or not, there was always something to learn from. After reading some of the posts here from those who knew him personally, I wish I would've had the opportunity to meet him.

Instruct1 16 May 2016 23:11

R.I.P SOTB. Thanks for your wisdom and insights. Prayers out for your family.

kpel308 16 May 2016 23:18

Respect. :(

Working Wrench 16 May 2016 23:23

Death is nothing at all
I have only slipped away into the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other
That we are still
Call me by my old familiar name
Speak to me in the easy way you always used
Put no difference into your tone
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
Laugh as we always laughed
At the little jokes we always enjoyed together
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was
Let it be spoken without effort
Without the ghost of a shadow in it
Life means all that it ever meant
It is the same as it ever was
There is absolute unbroken continuity
What is death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind
Because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you for an interval
Somewhere very near
Just around the corner
All is well.
Nothing is past; nothing is lost
One brief moment and all will be as it was before
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

~Henry Scott-Holland, 1847-1918, Canon of St Paul's Cathedral

jsmurphy 16 May 2016 23:41

Rest in Peace SOTB.

Very eloquent post, KidA.

I only met Andy once, at that small SoCal linkup in Redondo Beach along with you, Forestboy, Hot Mess and WGN175.

He ate a steak as big as a catcher's mitt, and I'm pretty sure he ordered dessert.

Good times...

smp52 16 May 2016 23:48


To family, comrades, and friends of Mr. Andy Potts - so sorry for your loss. His articulate thoughts have educated me about many things and for that I am thankful as a guest. SOTB's posts never left a doubt where he stood - devotion to family, his military brothers, and this country with an original independent perspective.

ET1/ss nuke 17 May 2016 00:25

SOTB's public posts were always of sharp wit and often of deep insight when he was in the mood, but his PM exchanges with me were uniformly kind and generous. He was a man of well-chosen words and a deeply devoted father, two things this world could use a lot more of.

Fire-Gunner 17 May 2016 03:48

Blue skies, Andy. You were definitely one of a kind, and will be missed.

'MisterWhite' 17 May 2016 06:25

RIP Andy.

hdjohn 17 May 2016 06:38

RIP Sir, and for those who knew him personally, I am sorry for your loss.

hile 17 May 2016 07:55

I never met SOTB, but I valued his wise counsel on many a topic. We are diminished.

Glebo 17 May 2016 08:10

Sorry to hear about the loss of a great guy.

RIP, Condolences to family and friends...

Shark0311 17 May 2016 08:16

Rest easy Andy.

ironpaw 17 May 2016 08:21


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.

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