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SlashWire 17 May 2016 22:55

RIP and Semper Fi.

TrapLine 17 May 2016 23:21

Rest in peace, SOTB. Prayers out for his family.

Murph 17 May 2016 23:32

FUCK! Fair winds/following seas/Semper Fi, brother. He has no equal.

Dumas77 18 May 2016 00:28

I recall the honor I felt when SOTB responded to one of my first posts.

And as I read these tributes to him, I still find myself expecting any moment to see his avatar pop up in this thread.

A part of the very soul of socnet has passed on and things will never quite be the same.


Miguel 18 May 2016 00:37

RIP Warrior! You had a hell of a ride!

GreenGuy 18 May 2016 02:53


RIP, I have long enjoyed your posts SOTB, and the Pinky Test is something I will never be able to forget (for better or worse).


Linda1961 18 May 2016 05:01

Rest in Peace SOTB. My condolences and prayers to/for family and friends.

gdvir of IDF 18 May 2016 05:08



TX teacher 18 May 2016 06:40

RIP man. I never had a chance to meet face to face but had a few good PM conversations. See you on the other side.

Armageddon 18 May 2016 07:03

There will be a hole in Socnet now...
You didn't believe in God...but God certainly DID believe in you...

billdawg24 18 May 2016 07:59

[QUOTE=The Corporate Guy;1058563735]There could be a whole thread called "[I]funny/clever shit SOTB said[/I]"[/QUOTE]

X 1,000

8654maine 18 May 2016 08:28

[QUOTE=Doc P;1058563733]Looking back through some old threads. Andy watched the movie "Odd Thomas" based on my recommendation that it was good. 8654Marine agreed, but SOTB did not....hence, "[I]I submit that the two other posters in this thread have had their accounts stolen or hacked by chicks. We should seriously consider an immediate ban of these two, for their own protection....[/I]"


Haha. We got a good laugh on that one.

GPC 18 May 2016 09:18

Post #3435 one of my favorite post he ever did.


Maas 18 May 2016 09:35


He's going to be missed a lot.


Bryan 18 May 2016 12:06

Rest in Peace Mr. Potts

grog18b 18 May 2016 13:55

My sadness is beyond words. I've been away from the I net for a few days, and came back to this. I've shared many similar views as Andy, and would have been honored to have served with him. I'm shaking, and it's hard to type. We all have a limited time on this earth, and I know Andy made the best of his. I'd like to write much more, but Andy would think it's GAY and tell me to drive on, so... RIP Bro, and I'll always be your clorox bearer. All my respect, GROG

keller 18 May 2016 15:50

Well that sucks.

RIP Marine

flb3 18 May 2016 16:12

RIP Marine.

Sigi 18 May 2016 16:25

[QUOTE=GPC;1058563809]Post #3435 one of my favorite post he ever did.


This one? Vintage SOTB.


sf-doc 18 May 2016 19:41

RIP Andy

CV 18 May 2016 19:42

#3438 will live in infamy for me. I still laugh when I read it.


WS-G 18 May 2016 19:58

[QUOTE=GPC;1058563809]Post #3435 one of my favorite post he ever did.


^^ This was one where he and I actually agreed for the [i]same[/i] reasons. I had a response in mind which I'm sure he would have found funny were he still with us, but out of respect for the situation, I'll refrain from posting it in [i]this[/i] thread.

poison 18 May 2016 20:34

Wait wtf? How did I miss this? I got into it a few times with him, mostly about Israel, but he was always a gentleman when I PM'd him for some reason or other. He was posting here very recently, that really, really sucks.

My condolances to his family.

Fuck cancer.

Bingo King 18 May 2016 20:44

he called me on a lame sailor/marine joke when I was relatively new to the board....and then turned right around and gave me some good advice on a couple of things based on his expertise. Always wanted to meet him in person and never got the chance. RIP Marine.

crapstash 18 May 2016 20:58

Sorry to hear this. Rest in Peace brother. I hope his family gets through this as best as they can. Especially his daughter, he spoke of her quite often.
Semper Fi

doitforjonny 18 May 2016 22:08

Thanks for the quality discussion over the years.

Fair Winds and Following Seas, Marine.

Opie62 18 May 2016 22:15

Jesus, can't believe this... R.I.P. SOTB

Shark0311 19 May 2016 00:38

It won't be the same without him; I barely knew the guy and yet I enjoyed his diatribe and advice immensely.

Look. Don'tTouch. 19 May 2016 01:13

It's awesome to see folks posting up their favorite quotes by Andy.

Hostile0311 19 May 2016 05:22

RIP Bro. Fair Winds and Following Seas. Semper Fidelis.

19MIKE 19 May 2016 07:54

I was at my son's concert last night and the select choir sang their beautiful rendition of the Irish Blessing to end the show ....and I thought of Andy's passing as they sang

[B]Irish Blessing

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Until We Meet Again, until we meet again....[/B]

Of course the alternative version is;

[B]'May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows you're dead'[/B];)

13F/COLT 19 May 2016 12:30

Rest in Peace SOTB.

Expatmedic 19 May 2016 12:45

I keep waiting for him to post.:(

Sigi 19 May 2016 13:21

I am posting this out of respect and remembrance of SOTB, so if it is misplaced or otherwise out of line, please delete. I laughed while reading through (most of) these and thought sharing might bring some smiles.

His daughter, the artist:

The Chinese and the movie Deadpool


FAB skin slide cover for Glock

You attacked, you lost, deal with it.

The logic of pointing out crappy restaurant service

Do not mess with his Peanut Butter!

Pallets of Peanut Butter, and magazines of ammo

assertnull 19 May 2016 13:25

Sudden. Strange. Sad.
Didn't know him outside of here, but from what I know - what a very neat dude, who brought a ton to this online community, and seemingly the people he knew and worked with in person.

Really didn't see this coming. Just a week or so ago he was critiquing my usage of a crock pot, cooking up pork roasts. Now on to Valhalla or wherever it is deities go to when they pass - the pain is over, I hope you've found peace, and your loved ones can find peace knowing you're no longer hurting.

I remember early on stepping on my pp, and him being the one to point it out. I think many may remember similar. Sometimes, often times, with hilarious results. Like others have said, even when you disagreed at first blush, he made you revisit why you believe what you believe. If your argument was poorly-reason, poorly-articulated, or simply lacked SA, he'd let you know. When he articulated his own perspective, you'd reconsider your own. Super switched-on, but super funny at the same time. Near as I can tell, those of you who knew him personally were blessed for the time you were allowed to share.

I don't think I'll ever forget [url=]one of my favorite SOTB moments[/url]

Thanks to SOTB I've tried, with two different women, to jump and slap their tits with my dong, just to see if I could do it - and he was right, it doesn't impress. And really, you can't dismiss it with "look, this guy on this forum tried to do it, I wanted to see if I could".

You will be missed. I hope I have the opportunity to hit some of the restaurants you've recommended in Mexico, and will eat enough cow to make you proud.

ramzmedic 19 May 2016 14:08

Very sad news. I did not have the pleasure of knowing Andy but I read as many of his posts as I could. He always seemed straight forward, told it like it was, and behind the veneer I could tell he was a passionate person. I liked how he talk often about his daughter and going to movies with her.

RIP SOTB and thanks for your service.

Boats 19 May 2016 18:28

I feel a great loss in not knowing you, Mr. Potts, and a greater loss in knowing you're gone.
-Fair Winds, Sir.

Rough Raven 19 May 2016 20:41

RIP Andy. Marine. Warrior. Our world just grew a little bit darker...

Prayers for your family and friends.

Purple36 19 May 2016 21:06

[QUOTE=Expatmedic;1058564155]I keep waiting for him to post.:([/QUOTE]


Hawkeye 20 May 2016 00:01

Rest in Peace Andy.

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