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Old 15 May 2016, 23:14
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Rest in peace, Marine.
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Old 15 May 2016, 23:18
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As freely as Andy was to share his opinions on this board, he was similarly free in stepping up to help others. We had been in contact not too many weeks ago as he offered his expertise on Mexico. I had not a clue what he was going through.

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Old 15 May 2016, 23:21
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Big loss for our community, I met Andy via Tripod and had the privilege of working with Andy in some of the craziest places!

All of us that had the pleasure of spending time with Andy know that he was a true professional and could argue like no one!

I know that his clients loved him and will miss him a great deal!

Valla con Dios Andrew!
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Old 15 May 2016, 23:47
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I will be in the DF tomorrow and hoist one in his honor. Blue Sky's Mr Potts and may gods peace grace your family.
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Old 16 May 2016, 00:13
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You often chewed me out. I respect that.
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Old 16 May 2016, 01:32
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Old 16 May 2016, 01:33
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Old 16 May 2016, 02:04
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I saw the thread title . . .

and said no effing way.

Wolves and alligators should be cross-bred to make wolfagators that will be silent and fast, and we'll never have to hear from those people, they will just be wolfagator shit.

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Old 16 May 2016, 02:20
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Blue skies Marine!

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Old 16 May 2016, 02:44
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I will miss your posts. I wish I could have met you in person.
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Old 16 May 2016, 04:25
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Originally Posted by Silverbullet View Post
Turns out you were GTG and once we got you to stop speaking Latin the night picked up. I considered smashing a chair over your head to uphold the stereotype people have from here, but let it go. Andy being Andy nursed one beer all evening and then tried to give away the remaining half.
I always found it amusing that the stone cold sober one, was the guy who came closest to starting WWIII in the Appalachians. That was an interesting night.

Vaya con Dios, Andy. You will be dearly missed. S/F....Ken M
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Old 16 May 2016, 04:40
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Lest we forget .........
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Old 16 May 2016, 05:37
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Stunned, he was an institution here...

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Old 16 May 2016, 06:20
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Woke up this morning and expected to see his avatar and some smart ass comment.

Guess I'm just hung over.

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Old 16 May 2016, 06:26
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Rest easy, SOTB.
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Old 16 May 2016, 06:40
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Originally Posted by Silverbullet View Post
Andy passed into Vahalla today.

His service included 3D Recon Bn, 2d Force Recon Co, JFKSWC. His efforts helped get the fledgling Force Recon MEUSOC program off ground and at one time he was the only MMF qualified sniper in the Marine Corps. He was hard as the proverbial woodpecker lips and smart.

He has worked all over the world and was currently running a highly successful intelligence and security company in Mexico. I know first hand the high level value his efforts brought to people.

I've had the privilege of knowing Andy since 1986. We shared similar traits and have agreed, argued and told each other to F off in cycles for years. I valued his friendship, advice and ability to tell me I was an asshole.

He was a father, husband and a Brother to many.

This site was better because of him and he never hesitated to reach out a helping hand to anyone regardless of the circumstances.

Please take a moment to remember and celebrate Andy's life. He'll be missed, but not forgotten by all of us who knew him.

Semper Fi

This is terrible news. I never met him but I always read his insightful and thought provoking statements and comments on here.

This is a loss for us all. RIP SOTB. We will miss you on here
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Old 16 May 2016, 06:59
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This came as a shock to me coming back from a trip last night. I'm very upset. I had the pleasure of doing business with Andy, he hosted me in Mexico on two occasions. The guy rode several busses for hours to get from Gudalajara to Mexico City just to have dinner with me.

He was an incredibly nice, gracious and above all intelligent person. His prickly nature online might lead some people to believe he was that way in person, but he couldn't have been a nicer guy, and he taught me a great deal about the personal security business during our conversations. He had a truly unique perspective on that stuff.

Farewell friend. This place won't be the same without you. I know you didn't believe in God, but I hope that you were pleasantly surprised to realize that it didn't end with physical death, and that your conciousness continues on in some way in someplace, however it all actually works.
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Old 16 May 2016, 07:18
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RIP Marine. You, among others, made this place what it is. Sounds like your positive influence went way beyond the realm of SOCNET. May your family find some solace in that.
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Old 16 May 2016, 07:31
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I knew Andy back at 3rd Recon Bn. RIP Brother!
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Old 16 May 2016, 07:32
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Rest In Peace, Marine.
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