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Old 16 May 2016, 22:06
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Rest in peace Andy.
I had nothing but admiration and respect for you.
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Old 16 May 2016, 22:10
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Old 16 May 2016, 22:15
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Rest In Peace SOTB
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Old 16 May 2016, 22:36
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Rest In Peace. Your voice will be missed- you had the rare gift of forcing others to think and confront their own position.
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Old 16 May 2016, 22:37
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RIP Devil Dog. Prayers, well wishes to your loved ones. This website and our world are definitely lesser places with you no longer around. Blue skies and eternal peace.

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Old 16 May 2016, 22:45
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RIP, Andy. The loss is heavy, but I hope your spirit is free. Semper Fi.
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Old 16 May 2016, 22:52
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Rest in Peace SOTB.

Can't believe I just typed that; he was definitely a huge part of what makes this place what it is.

In the last few years of lurking and posting here, I've enjoyed reading his posts and respected his straightforward responses. Critical or not, there was always something to learn from. After reading some of the posts here from those who knew him personally, I wish I would've had the opportunity to meet him.
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Old 16 May 2016, 23:11
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R.I.P SOTB. Thanks for your wisdom and insights. Prayers out for your family.
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Old 16 May 2016, 23:18
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Old 16 May 2016, 23:23
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RIP SOTB,
Death is nothing at all
I have only slipped away into the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other
That we are still
Call me by my old familiar name
Speak to me in the easy way you always used
Put no difference into your tone
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
Laugh as we always laughed
At the little jokes we always enjoyed together
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was
Let it be spoken without effort
Without the ghost of a shadow in it
Life means all that it ever meant
It is the same as it ever was
There is absolute unbroken continuity
What is death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind
Because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you for an interval
Somewhere very near
Just around the corner
All is well.
Nothing is past; nothing is lost
One brief moment and all will be as it was before
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

~Henry Scott-Holland, 1847-1918, Canon of St Paul's Cathedral
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Old 16 May 2016, 23:41
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Damn.
Rest in Peace SOTB.

Very eloquent post, KidA.

I only met Andy once, at that small SoCal linkup in Redondo Beach along with you, Forestboy, Hot Mess and WGN175.

He ate a steak as big as a catcher's mitt, and I'm pretty sure he ordered dessert.

Good times...
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Old 16 May 2016, 23:48
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RIP, SOTB.

To family, comrades, and friends of Mr. Andy Potts - so sorry for your loss. His articulate thoughts have educated me about many things and for that I am thankful as a guest. SOTB's posts never left a doubt where he stood - devotion to family, his military brothers, and this country with an original independent perspective.
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Old 17 May 2016, 00:25
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SOTB's public posts were always of sharp wit and often of deep insight when he was in the mood, but his PM exchanges with me were uniformly kind and generous. He was a man of well-chosen words and a deeply devoted father, two things this world could use a lot more of.
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Old 17 May 2016, 03:48
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Blue skies, Andy. You were definitely one of a kind, and will be missed.
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Old 17 May 2016, 06:25
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RIP Andy.
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Old 17 May 2016, 06:38
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RIP Sir, and for those who knew him personally, I am sorry for your loss.
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Old 17 May 2016, 07:55
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I never met SOTB, but I valued his wise counsel on many a topic. We are diminished.
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Old 17 May 2016, 08:10
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Sorry to hear about the loss of a great guy.

RIP, Condolences to family and friends...
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Old 17 May 2016, 08:16
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Rest easy Andy.
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Old 17 May 2016, 08:21
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RIP SOTB
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Old 17 May 2016, 08:29
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RIP SOTB. Thank you for your insights and words of wisdom.
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Old 17 May 2016, 08:34
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Shocked and very saddened by the news.
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Old 17 May 2016, 08:36
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Damn dust in here right now.
Shocked and saddened.
Just read all the previous posts celebrating his life and am now sitting in my office with tears streaming down my face. Some may find that strange to shed tears for a man I have never met in person, and simply knew on an internet site. But, I always felt he was a good man. Sometimes we agreed sometimes we disagreed, but through it all, he was professional and a class act. The world and this site are a bleaker place today.

RIP Warrior

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Old 17 May 2016, 08:46
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Rest easy warrior
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Old 17 May 2016, 09:02
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I am in shock reading this...SOTB was a pillar on here, he was very eloquent with his wording and always added value to the site, never knew him personally, but got to enjoy a couple of laughs with him on here from time to time. Thoughts and prayers go out to all his family and friends - I will miss seeing him post, always enjoyed his take on things.
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Old 17 May 2016, 09:04
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RIP Andy.

Your posts will be missed, your PM's and advice will be missed and I am saddened that I will not get to meet you face to face and shake your hand.

Fuck cancer.
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Old 17 May 2016, 09:06
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Damn, never met the man but I sure enjoyed reading everything he wrote on Socnet. RIP.
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Old 17 May 2016, 10:22
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Words escape me....what a loss!!

RIP Andy and Godspeed to his family!

Damn..
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Old 17 May 2016, 10:26
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Although I didn't always agree with him, his arguments were always so well thought out and well spoken that it was hard to argue with them........and he changed my opinions on a few things too. RIP Sir. You'll be missed around here. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
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Old 17 May 2016, 11:45
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Damn.RIP. I always enjoyed reading his posts on here.
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