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#4463165 - 02/27/19 02:53 AM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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Rest in Peace Airdrop.
Fair winds and following seas.

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#4463339 - 02/28/19 07:56 AM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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The family posted up and shared a tribute to Don



Chlanna nan con thigibh a so's gheibh sibh feoil
Sons of the hound come here and get flesh
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#4463348 - 02/28/19 11:42 AM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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Thanks for posting that video Alicatt.


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#4463358 - 02/28/19 01:43 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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RIP, Airdrop01. May you find peace and eternal happiness in your new life.

S!
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#4463360 - 02/28/19 01:47 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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What a wonderful tribute to the gentleman. Obviously much loved, with a fulfilled family life!

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#4463373 - 02/28/19 03:09 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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Loss for words...except to say wonderful video.

#4463424 - 02/28/19 10:01 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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leaves me feeling like I have lost a dear friend. Truly a family man.


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#4463427 - 02/28/19 10:33 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: MarkG]  
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Originally Posted by MarkG
Loss for words...except to say wonderful video.


+1


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#4463433 - 02/28/19 10:58 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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Surely a good Man !!


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#4463584 - 03/01/19 06:22 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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AWESOME!



A celebration of a good Man.
Prayers of peace and Comfort for the Family. Push on and live a Good Life as your Husband/Father did.

S! Drew <><

#4463704 - 03/02/19 04:43 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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well i managed to make it half-way through the vid without any emotion

Salute ! Don ... a life well-lived


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#4463723 - 03/02/19 07:29 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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A very fine tribute to Airdrop. It's hard to realize that some of us have known each other for over 20 years. I have met face to face, only 2 of the guys I flew with from EAW and IL2 . It really brings home the humanity behind the the forum usernames and avatars.


Rest in peace sir.


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#4464911 - 03/11/19 03:58 AM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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Rest In Peace, Airdrop.
My belated condolences to the family and friends and all of those that have had contact with him here.
I have been checking this thread for news of a fellow flying fan; obviously not often enough.
It is good to know there is so much heart here. I salute you all.

#4464918 - 03/11/19 05:14 AM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Alicatt]  
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Thanks for posting the video Alicatt. Been avoiding watching it since you posted it knowing it was going to be tough to watch.


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#4469084 - 04/05/19 05:54 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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I have to admit, I hesitated on watching the video because I knew it would make me emotional. It was very well done. I'm taking a little bit of comfort knowing that he did a lot of "living" with his time here. Too #%&*$# young.

Rest in Peace Don. <S!>


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#4469088 - 04/05/19 06:17 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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I think quite often about AirDrop both because of the kind of man he was and also because it makes me think about my own mortality. We've now lost several SimHQ members within the past few years. It's really sobering.


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#4469125 - 04/05/19 11:55 PM Re: News and Prayers Needed [Re: Airdrop01]  
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We are all aging, Panzer, and a lot of us have illnesses of various sorts. It's an unpleasant part of getting old, losing old friends. Tony Draper's death shook me up a lot.


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