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#61 DougRichards

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0801 AM

King and I only ever disagreed about one thing; could a Garand be re-loaded faster than a M-14.

We were going to have a shoot-off some day - can we do do that in the next life?


If you accept what CS Lewis argues yes you can, but the again you won't have to do a shoot off, as you will both know the answer already.

King knows the answer now for sure, he will tell you when you get there.
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#62 Crowe

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0804 AM

Never had the honor of meeting him in real life, but was fortunate to learn a thing or two from him online.
His will be a light truly missed in this world. My condolences to his friends and family.

Rest in peace, friend.

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#63 Rubberneck

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0805 AM

RIP King.

You were unique, which is what makes life special.

I had no idea things had progressed to this point. I thought he was going to be released from the hospital in a few days.
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#64 R011

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0813 AM

This is sad news indeed. He'll be missed.
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#65 nitflegal

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0842 AM

I know he's had a rough time of it lately, so I hope he is at peace and in comfort (and telling more than a few historical generals off!). He will be a tremendous loss to many on the net as, while he could be opinionated, his opinions were extremely well researched and informative. I can say I learned a tremendous amount from the man and was a bit in awe of his encyclopedic knowledge of damned near everything that has happened for the past few millenia on a battlefield. If God is as kind and just as I believe He is, King is already watching Operation Market Garden in real time and discussing it with a few of the participants.

Man, this really sucks.

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#66 JOE BRENNAN

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0905 AM

That's very sad news. I learned a lot from King and I'll miss him. I'll say a prayer.

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#67 TSJ

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0909 AM

Rest in peace, King. I always thought you were a fair person in your postings. You will be missed.
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#68 Jeff

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0910 AM

Damn I was hoping he would get better.

Here is the man, as a member of the Sherman Lovers Club at CFB Borden at the Canadian I &I - King is in the Blue Jacket, back row, 3d from the left grey hair and shades leaning against the Sherman

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And this next picture of the SLC was taken when King noticed the Panther was on fire and we became firefighters :D

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King you are missed already.... as part of our Recce Party, I know you will have places waiting for us... Say Hello to McAurther, and Monty for us

Thanks Andrew, those pictures bring back memories, very good ones. I can't believe that that was more than 10 years ago, though when I look at how young and skinny I was, I CAN believe it. We're getting to be some old bastages.
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#69 m1a1mg

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0915 AM

I will always appreciate the kindness he showed towards me, especially when I wasn't worthy of it.

RIP.
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#70 Bob B

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0938 AM

This is very sad news. I will miss him.
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#71 BP

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0939 AM

King played the role of an opinionated codger and foil on this grate site for many years.

The couple of times I met him, he confirmed that he was a genuine, warm, interesting, and interested gentleman. I wish him Godspeed and many interesting discussions on the other side. RIP.
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#72 Al

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0951 AM

Only met him once a few years back at an I&I but took him as a man full of life & knowledge. He will be missed.

RIP

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#73 Gregory

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0955 AM

There aren't many people on this site whose opinion I respected as much as his - both for the depth of his knowledge and the wise way he shared it. I will definitely miss him. RIP.
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#74 Brad Sallows

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 1011 AM

King was a great contributor here in both historical and hypothetical discussions. The site will be a little less for his passing.
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 1059 AM

King, King...funny name for a guy that was such a prince.
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#76 Cookie Monster

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 1127 AM

Rest in peace.
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#77 Steven P Allen

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 1128 AM

I will always appreciate the kindness he showed towards me, especially when I wasn't worthy of it.

RIP.



Same here. I had the honor of meeting him in person, and I owe him a great deal.
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#78 Sikkiyn

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 1133 AM

I raise my cup in salute.
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#79 Rocky Davis

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 1146 AM

I don't rightly know what to say about hearing this news. I'm stunned.
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 1154 AM

I don't rightly know what to say about hearing this news. I'm stunned.


Hard to think of the right words. Even with all of his idosyncrasies -- perhaps because of them -- the guy seemed larger than life. I think he will always remain so in my memory. And it's not like he and I always got along, here or other places on the net. But in the final analysis he transcended that. And that's saying something for a broken down old ex-cop.

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