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Old 07-19-2014, 12:38 AM
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Just a wonderful thread you started! I thank you for it.
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:18 AM
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I hadn't noticed the date on the initial posts and was reading this great thread about a father and his son, when I got to the last post on the first page and it caught me completely off guard. so off guard that even though I think of myself as a wordsmith, I was completely at a loss for any words to respond.

Men such as your father were a blessing to this country and somewhat rare to find in their time, let alone in ours. I would offer up this, along with my prayer for you and your family. Reflect on how he shared with you his achievement and as the say now "paid forward" by bringing you into this hobby.


Thank you for sharing.
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Old 07-19-2014, 11:33 AM
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So sorry for your loss, Steve.
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:52 PM
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Godspeed Dad.
My eyes are welling up.

So sorry for your loss.

Doug

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Old 07-19-2014, 02:48 PM
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Steve-

Words alone can't sufficiently convey my condolences to you and your family. Though you and I have never met, all of us here on YORF I guess share a special connection through the passion for our hobby. As such, when one of us hurts or suffers loss, we all, in a way, feel that loss as well.

Your story of your dad's involvement in your hobby and certainly his work for Boeing on the SI-C stage is wonderfully uplifting. Wow, what a legacy he has left you. Being an extreme Apollo history fanatic (I've drooled over those Boeing 'shop floor' photos many times before....I had each of those two as desktop backgrounds over the years), I am truly impressed and envious of your dad's work history and contribution to the success of the Apollo program. That is something that you can truly be proud of, but I'm sure is only a very small part in the grand scheme of things of why you loved him.

Tomorrow, July 20th, will mark the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing. We'll all be reminded once again of the incredible work and talent that people like your father put forth those many years ago to make that dream of man walking on the surface of the Moon come true.

I pray the Lord's strength and grace will embrace you and your family these coming days as you go through this time. And know too that your YORF brothers (and I think a 'sister' or two as well here) will have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.


God Bless,

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^^^ well said Earl, I can't add anymore except my prayers for Steve and your loss.
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Steve,

My condolence on your loss.

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It's been a rough year. Sorry for you loss.
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Very sorry. I pray for a peaceful rest for your father.
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:48 PM
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The preservation of history was the thing not the other stuff.
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