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Old December 24, 2017, 12:50   #1
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We lost a member and good friend.

Fastback65 passed last week. Always a dear friend and the guy that turned me on to the world of FAL's. He was highly intelligent and had an incredible sense of humor. I consider his friendship an honor. Rick will be missed.
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is on the verge of becoming President of the United States. And apparently
it's considered impolite to say so.'
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Old December 24, 2017, 12:58   #2
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Old December 24, 2017, 14:34   #3
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Damn.....Rick was one of the good guys, always liked him.....he will certainly be missed
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Old December 24, 2017, 14:54   #4
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This is very sad news.....
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You could do some searching and find a nice TLC and do the same thing, still saving a bunch of $$ and end up with a nice, comfortable CAPABLE rig...
(Jiminy Christmas, did I just recommend a 'yota?!!??)
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Old December 24, 2017, 14:59   #5
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Noticed he hadn't posted lately, always enjoyed his wit. Will pray for his family. May I ask what happened?
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Old December 24, 2017, 15:01   #6
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Old December 24, 2017, 15:27   #7
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I believe it was heart issues. Last week he told me he had a bad case of the flu but family said he had a heart attack a few weeks ago and never recovered. He never wanted sympathy and didn't want people to worry. Another man that I truly respected has gone to the great gunshop above.
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--Ayn Rand

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."

-- Robert A. Heinlein

'You have to pinch yourself - a Marxist radical who all his life has been
mentored by, sat at the feet of, worshiped with, befriended, endorsed the
philosophy of, funded and been in turn funded, politically promoted and
supported by a nexus comprising black power anti-white racists, Jew-haters,
revolutionary Marxists, unrepentant former terrorists and Chicago mobsters,
is on the verge of becoming President of the United States. And apparently
it's considered impolite to say so.'
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Old December 24, 2017, 17:00   #8
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Will miss that old timer.
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Old December 24, 2017, 17:46   #9
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Sorry to hear it. Rest in peace fellow FAL Filer.
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Old December 24, 2017, 18:07   #10
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Another one of us. RIP. I was thinking of Radio today. You know folks here but have never met them but miss them all the same.
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Old December 24, 2017, 18:34   #11
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Sad. We'll miss him.

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Old December 24, 2017, 18:38   #12
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Sorry to hear this. Hopefully we all can finally meet up in the very distant future.
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Old December 26, 2017, 00:36   #13
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Godspeed my Brother. God be good to him.

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Old December 26, 2017, 08:58   #14
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Always enjoyed his input. Really sad to hear of his passing.
RIP, brother, and sincere condolences to his family and freiends.
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Old December 27, 2017, 12:50   #15
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One of the ways I memorialize the fallen members, is to pull a search of their posts and save one or two choice ones, in case we ever lose the data.

RIP fello filer
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Old December 27, 2017, 22:35   #16
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Old December 28, 2017, 08:38   #17
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So many here just drift away never to be heard from again. I have lots of friends
In Houston from this board and the M14 Firing Line that have stood the test of time.

RIP Fast Back.
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Old December 28, 2017, 09:20   #18
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Didn't know him but am saddened of his passing. Too many are showing up now in my small world.......RIP Sir.
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Old January 03, 2018, 11:23   #19
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Dang...
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Old January 03, 2018, 12:53   #20
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Sorry to hear that. RIP, mate.
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Old January 03, 2018, 13:25   #21
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I am very sorry to hear this! Rick was a nice guy. He will definitely be missed. Please pass on our condolences to his family.
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