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Old 29 June 2015, 19:40
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SOCNET Member "BMT" Lost to Cancer

ALCON, Sadly we lost another SF Brother and SOCNET member to Cancer.

BMT was MSG(R) Jack NeSmith. A eulogy from his son included these words....

He was an old school grunt having served as an Infantryman in Germany, FT Benning, Korea, and a Drill Sergeant at Ft Gordon before volunteering for Special Forces where he served with the 1st Special Forces Group in Okinawa, 3rd Special Forces Group at FT Bragg, 5th Special Forces Group, Command Control South, MAC-V-SOG in Vietnam, the 7th Special Forces Group and the John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School with his final assignment as an ROTC instructor at Stetson University in Deland Florida where he was able to remain on Airborne status by performing Airborne Operations with a National Guard Special Forces unit out of Ocala Florida.

Sadly, a month ago he was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of brain cancer. Dad died during the early morning hours on June 18th. He had planned on fighting this thing and he went out fighting like he would have wanted. We are diminished by his loss, but as Gen. Patton said "Let's not be sad that such men died, but rejoice that such men lived", lived and fought for for the freedoms we have today. And the one thing he always told me "Boy, Airborne is just a way to get from point A to point B, but for God's sake don't be a leg".


Rest Peacefully, Top. You are not forgotten.
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Old 29 June 2015, 19:59
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Old 29 June 2015, 20:02
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Old 29 June 2015, 20:02
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Old 29 June 2015, 20:03
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Old 29 June 2015, 20:05
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Old 29 June 2015, 20:13
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Old 29 June 2015, 20:18
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Old 29 June 2015, 20:25
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Old 29 June 2015, 20:33
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The Patton quote befits him perfectly. RIP MSG.
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Old 29 June 2015, 20:54
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Old 29 June 2015, 20:55
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Old 29 June 2015, 21:00
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Old 29 June 2015, 21:16
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Old 29 June 2015, 21:20
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Old 29 June 2015, 21:25
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Old 29 June 2015, 21:38
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Old 29 June 2015, 21:53
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Old 29 June 2015, 21:51
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Old 29 June 2015, 21:56
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Old 29 June 2015, 22:00
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Old 29 June 2015, 22:27
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Old 29 June 2015, 22:34
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Old 29 June 2015, 22:54
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Old 29 June 2015, 23:36
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Old 30 June 2015, 00:10
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Rest in Peace Jack..... You will be missed Brother!!!!
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Old 30 June 2015, 00:29
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Wow, incredibly small world. His son and I were in 3/504 PIR together.

MSG, go rest easy now.

May his family find peace in knowing he father lived a full life and enriched many.
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Old 30 June 2015, 01:35
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Old 30 June 2015, 01:54
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Old 30 June 2015, 02:03
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