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Prison RN 16 May 2016 19:53

Rest In Peace, Marine. I know you are keeping Heaven Safe. Fuck Cancer.

Whitebean54 16 May 2016 20:14


A true loss to this community.

redhawk 16 May 2016 20:15

My first encounter with SOTB was when I was in high school posting on

I had posted an inquiry about flying in the Marine Corps. I made a few comments about career choices and mentioned an Air Force aircraft that I was somewhat obsessed with at the time. In swooped Southoftheborder to tell me I was of a questionable sexual orientation and that I should definitely pursue a career in the Air Force because of it. That post stuck with me as both hilarious and very direct. I laughed recently when he made similar posts on this site.

JayCeeNC 16 May 2016 20:19


tova 16 May 2016 20:26

Rest in peace Andy....
My thoughts and prayers for everyone....

19MIKE 16 May 2016 20:30

Damn, I'm stunned at hearing of this.

Rest in Peace Andy. Of course I did not know you personally.... but I always tuned in when I saw you had posted something because I knew it carried a lot of weight.

That, and I always enjoyed your unique way of articulating your point of view!

Prayers out to his family. Damn sad to hear this.



sarc88 16 May 2016 20:30

Andy was a class act, and a dedicated Marine. He'll be missed here in our community, as well as by family and friends. Oorah SOTB, FWFS.

Front_Sight_Bang 16 May 2016 20:44

Well shit. RIP Sir. His wit was sharp, as was his tongue. But his comments were always measured with thought and reason, which as others have stated, forced intelligent dialogue. I enjoyed our conversations, and appreciated his advice and availability when I reached out by PM. I never got to meet the man, I wish I had. My sincerest condolences to his family, and his friends on this board. I shall raise a glass in his name tonight.

Longrifle 16 May 2016 20:44

RIP, Andy. Blue skies and a swift flight to Valhalla.


Le3 16 May 2016 20:46


Rest in Peace, Andy.

twinfist 16 May 2016 20:47

Rest Easy Warrior, thank you for your service

RGR.Montcalm 16 May 2016 20:48

Rest in Peace, Andy. You lived life at full throttle, the way all of us here wish we were brave to do also.

See you at the feasting tables.

Semper Fi


IronErik 16 May 2016 20:49

Rest in peace Marine.

Believeraz 16 May 2016 20:51

Andy gave me wise counsel at several times when I needed it. He was good for a laugh, good for a debate, and a genuinely good human. Andy has some influence every time I teach both new and old cops alike, challenging them to be worthy of the public's trust and confidence. I counted Andy a friend. Rest easy, amigo.

osubuckeye762 16 May 2016 20:56

I haven't been on the computer much the last few days, so when I brought up the lounge forum this evening, I thought it was strange the it had RIP in his avatar. Not comprehending or digesting it's meaning I went to another thread when I learned of SOTBs passing.

I will admit I didn't always agree with many of his posts especially in regards to law enforcement, but I did respect his directness, and how he would state a problem then give examples of how to correct those said problems.

I was also amazed of how deep he and diverse he was. As one member stated, he could be discussing in depth geopolitical, National Security Studies in one thread, then in another thread be talking about how great a movie was, or crappy/sh*tty a restaurant was and make you laugh.

I wish I could have met him in person and talked over dinner for I feel I could have learned a lot from him.

My prayers go out to his family and his friends.

Thank you for your service.

hunteran 16 May 2016 21:07

RIP Marine. Didn't know the man but it's evident from the quality of his friends and the breadth of knowledge that he shared that he was a good man and that he will be missed tremendously. I'm saddened.

iraqgunz 16 May 2016 21:19

I have been traveling and just saw this post. I never met Andy personally but we conducted some transactions. I always looked forward to his posts and his insight. This is terrible news.

sigma1 16 May 2016 21:38

I had the chance and the pleasure to meet Andy 2 years ago down here on a detail. Learned a whole lot in those 2 weeks.
RIP Andy.
Que la terre te sois légère mon frere...

Mac 16 May 2016 21:41

To those of you who knew him personally, thank you for sharing your stories (I would love to read more stories from more of you when you feel to do so).

I think those stories do well to keep the spirit of this thread as well as what Andy would have wanted.

SN 16 May 2016 21:57

Til Valhal.

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