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Sigi 7 July 2016 23:09

Man I miss that guy so much - he held so many of us to a higher standard if we opened up our mouth.

Almost 30K posts and always relevant, always news worthy, always IDGAF! .

Blackjack78 8 July 2016 05:19

[QUOTE=Sigi;1058575814]Man I miss that guy so much - he held so many of us to a higher standard if we opened up our mouth.

Almost 30K posts and always relevant, always news worthy, always IDGAF! .[/QUOTE] Pft. If Andy saw this he would say that was ghey. lol :). He was a good dude.

busa 8 July 2016 22:24

This is unfathomable...

Haven't been on here for a while, been taking care of other issues also.

There are no words that can truly express my remorse for this loss, not just for SOCNET but for everyone whom he touched with his wit, wisdom, wrath, and above all else just being SOTB.

My most sincere and profound condolences to all.

RIP Andy

SOCNET shall never be the same...

Scotty 19 July 2016 17:50

Honored to have known you.

Alex F 20 July 2016 13:09

RIP, Andy.

Joe30045 20 July 2016 23:28

R.I.P. Warrior

P304X4 21 July 2016 20:28

May he rest in thoughts and prayers go out to all his family and friends.

The Gatekeeper 21 July 2016 21:17

Rest in Peace.

Wiggins 22 July 2016 17:20

I was in an airport when I read the post. I struck me how a man I never met passing affected me. I would scroll through treads when I became bored with the topic and would always stop when SOTB replied. I glad his picture posted it was nice to put a face to his name.


KUTF 2 August 2016 01:20

RIP... I always thought highly of his postings and insight in various discussions - I didn't always agree, but his postings were always interesting and well worth reading.

Salt Life 2 August 2016 10:53

Always learned something from his post

Expatmedic 2 August 2016 19:32

His logic and reasoning were near flawless.

chokeu2 4 August 2016 23:45

Like many, life has kept me away. But to come back and see this... I have no words.

I had the good fortune to get to know him, and develop as much of a friendship as one can via phone and email. He took an more of an interest where he had no obligation.

He was a special soul, and even now, one that is, and always will be, very unique.

RIP Andy.
You are missed.

foxcolt13 9 August 2016 10:42

RIP. Hero , This is a shock to me and a great loss to this site.

Denny 16 August 2016 10:52

RIP we will miss your wisdom and wit.

X18BSOCAL 21 August 2016 21:03

Haven't been here for awhile.

Rest in peace SOTB, I always enjoyed reading your posts.

Spot379th 22 August 2016 15:31

Damn... Death takes another Warrior...

SOTB, I greatly enjoyed reading your comments.

Blue skies to you and prayers to your family.

Dziadek 23 August 2016 23:49

Goodbye, Andy. I hope you were wrong about Last Things. I would like to think of you residing in love unimaginable.

Expatmedic 24 August 2016 01:44

Diety. I miss him here on SOCNET. I had a few PM's over the years with him. He was cool as fuck as a Mod. back in the day. One time I asked him to keep something between us regarding child abuse. He said he would. For fucking sure I believed him. Goddamn if he did not challenge you to search within for the absolute truth. I am lesser for not knowing him.:(

J.P.26 29 August 2016 18:21

Rest In Peace, Marine. When I started here, day one, recognizing SOTB happened. I thank you. God Speed

Decon 17 September 2016 10:33

RIP Marine. You will be missed

rmatthewdb 25 September 2016 07:22

Fair winds and following seas, brother.

Dragbag 26 October 2016 02:05

Rest Easy Brother, The World is just a little more shitty now that your gone.

JAFO 26 October 2016 08:47

I was thinking about Andy yesterday, when this caught my eye. We sure do miss you around here brother.


Tycon 8 November 2016 00:34

Wish you were here, SOTB. You'd have some insightful comments to put things in the right perspective.

The Corporate Guy 8 November 2016 07:29

WWSOTBS? = What would SOTB say?

KidA 9 November 2016 21:49

I still miss my friend.

Armitage12 9 November 2016 21:54

I wish SOTB could have seen this.

jtk317 10 November 2016 09:58

I've been absent from the forum for a little over a year and this is a shock to hear. My condolences to his family and all of you that knew him as a friend. Judging by what all of you who knew him have said, he left this world a better place for his having been in it. As a fellow atheist (or at best agnostic) I would think he would've been happy about that. Rest in Peace, Mr. Potts.

CTA 10 November 2016 14:48

[QUOTE=Armitage12;1058609667]I wish SOTB could have seen this.[/QUOTE]

IMHO... he has but I'm one of those flying spaghetti monster there's something after believers. ;) Wish he was still here. I would love to read his thoughts on the Election AAR.

HBD Marine, RIP and fuck cancer!

piglet 10 November 2016 20:36

RIP Andy prayers for your wife and daugther!

You will be missed but not forgotten.

assertnull 12 November 2016 20:54

Girlfriend's mother is an AML leukemia survivor, so we did MD Anderson's "give cancer the boot" walk today. We walked with her mother, and a group of survivors and their families. All donations went straight to MD Anderson, no BS skimming off the top.

Saw a really really fat cop at the starting line that would have made Andy giggle, then realized where I was, and got a bit choked up. Strange for a dude I'd never met, but hit me nonetheless.

Just made me think of the dude, thought I'd share.

RazorSix 20 November 2016 21:14

Visit often. Very rarely post. I always enjoyed reading his posts -- even when I disagreed. Some of what he has said has influenced how I go about my day job.

RIP -- Marine.

Condolences to his family and those who could call him friend.

SOW_0331 25 November 2016 22:26

Please forgive my absence and how long it took me to write this.

A good friend and member here told me of this when it happened and it broke my fucking heart. I've lost a lot of friends over the years and it never gets easier, but Andy was always a little different. When I went through a very difficult time a few years ago, SOCNET members came together and quite literally saved my life. I could afford treatment for a cancer diagnosis that I was terrified to speak of and embarrassed about. It was a diagnosis that Andy himself had been through, which resulted in his "symmetry". During the whole ordeal, Andy was a friend and confidant who was my backbone when I needed a kick in the ass.

If I could have picked someone to be my father, to be the grandfather of my daughters, I would have been blessed to have Andy in that role. I'm still blessed to have been able to call him my friend and for the way he opened up to me and showed me such kindness and compassion. I never got to tell him that. I regret that I'll never get the chance. But I say it now so that others might see a side of Andy that most people would not have known. Andy was always a true warrior, but there was so much more to him.

Rest Easy my friend. I hope every day that your family is well and know that those who knew you will keep your memory alive. If I could be half the man you were I would have lived a good life.

pan51shovel 26 November 2016 00:23

RIP SOTB, sorry we never met in person. Always enjoyed your posts.

just11b 1 December 2016 07:29

Happy Birthday, Andy. It sucks that you are not around.

Gray Rhyno 1 December 2016 11:41

HBD Brother. Semper Fidelis.

Mars 1 December 2016 11:45

Happy Birthday, my Brother! You are sincerely missed!

Fofo 1 December 2016 13:06

Happy Birthday, Andy...!

We miss you down here. I hope the birthday cake delicious up there and you got a Halo gaming marathon with other buddies ready for today!

Semper Fi.

Floyd 1 December 2016 13:15

Happy birthday SOTB, I hope there's no shortage of peanut butter up there.

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