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#21 Doug Kibbey

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 2259 PM

Didn't know his well or long, but our first meeting somehow seemed to change all that.

He'll be much missed.
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#22 Dame Karmen

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 2307 PM

King had a king size heart and soul which anyone close to him knows well. His name was perfect for him. You've no idea how much I'll miss him. I can't process this.
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Posted 11 April 2010 - 2322 PM

Damn, that's a shock. I always liked reading his posts and even helping with his PC problems. I'm gonna miss him. RIP
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#24 Tommy Bennett

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 2342 PM

Wow. King was one of the old gang. A very sensible fellow and interesting in his posts. I realized something was up from a few months back, but I hardly expected this. You'll be missed my friend.

If there's an afterlife, perhaps he can do some negotiating for the rest of us!

RIP
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#25 Stefan Fredriksson

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0021 AM

I did not meet King in person, but what I have read from him over the years have made me appreciate him highly. I will miss him. RIP.
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#26 JamesR

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0046 AM

He will be missed. :(
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#27 Ken Estes

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0119 AM

Terrible news. A great guy and a lot of fun in person and online. Thanks, King, for all you were for so many.
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0141 AM

He was a great guy. RIP.
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0149 AM

RIP.

He'll be missed. :(
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0159 AM

I recall the first few words with him at one of the I&I's at Littlefield's

"Hey Sargent, ya packin' heat?"

"I'm dressed aren't I?"

:lol:

See you on the other side........
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0201 AM

Rest in pease, Sir.
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0214 AM

I just don't know what to say.

I don't know anything about his family or others that he has left behind, but they are in my thoughts and prayers.

Michael, I am very grateful to hear that he had accepted Christ.

We will meet again.
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#33 Corinthian

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0247 AM

I recall the first few words with him at one of the I&I's at Littlefield's

"Hey Sargent, ya packin' heat?"

"I'm dressed aren't I?"

:lol:

See you on the other side........


I remember my first online encounter with Sargent. It was the WW1 generals as butchers thread, back in 2001. Being new to the forum, and having no clue whatsoever about internet discussion boards, I asked about - of all people - Macarthur. That brought out a dismissive post from Sargent, ending it to the effect "with that distraction out of the way...." or something like that. :D

He will be missed indeed.

If my sabbatical would push through, I was looking forward to visiting him in Alaska in 2014/15.

Edited by TomasCTT, 12 April 2010 - 0249 AM.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0304 AM

RIP.

They say the measure of someone is the size of the hole they leave when they're gone. If that's the case, then there's going to be a huge one to fill in here, and in Alaska.
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#35 Unreal John

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0318 AM

Sad news. Go with God, King.
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0319 AM

Requiescat in Pace, King Sargent.

This site won't be the same without him.

King Sargent was one of the main, if not the main reason that hooked me to this Grate Sight. I had the feeling that the Norfolk I&I was to be one of the last opportunities to met he in the flesh. Well, if we met in the big, never ending I&I in the other life, then there won't be any language barrier.

I put forward the creation of a subforum, title In Memoriam, don't know if on FFZ or in the Library, dedicated to deceased TNetters. This thread should be moved to that subforum.
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0330 AM

You will be missed.
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0342 AM

Rest in peace my friend . Known and interacted with him on the forums for at least 10 years now.An immensely knowledgeable man who for example knew more about WW 11 in Malaya/Singapore than the natives of the region like me. I feel an icon is gone from our forums.
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#39 Richard Lindquist

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0348 AM

I met with King at several of the I&I.

King was a kind and generous person.

Though he had firm opinions on most topics of discussion, he would argue his point of view without being argumentative. You could have a long discussion of arguments and counterarguments with King without being disagreeable. This applied both in person as well as when online talking with him over the keyboard.

When King traveled, he was always willing to stop in some second hand bookstore to chase down a title for a friend.

King will surely be missed on this site.

Goodbye, friend! May the next stage of your journey be one of joy.
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#40 Leo Niehorster

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 0349 AM

An immense fount of knowledge and a great heart has passed away. You will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, friend.
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