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  1. scoutpilot

    scoutpilot Member

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    http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/kettering-pilot-was-near-end-of-final-tour/nWwm9/?nmredir=true

    I haven't the words. Thank you all for your kindness.
     
  2. Jcleppe

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    Your sentiment is felt by all.
     
  3. flieger83

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    Scout,

    I'm a military aviator; have been for 29 years...

    We wear different uniforms, fly different aircraft, and yet...I've flown the missing man formation over too many friends and classmates...hoisted a glass to a friend I used to drink with...and cried the tears of pain.

    Tonight I hoist a glass of a fine single malt beverage...in honor of "our comrade in arms" your mentor and friend...an American Warrior and Patriot...

    And there are tears in my eyes...it hurts, even if I don't know the gent...because I know HIM and his "kind."

    As we say at USAFA and in the USAF...

    "A Toast!"

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
  4. -Bull-

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    Sadly, it was his shortest deployment.

    RIP warrior...

    Sorry for your loss, Scout.
     
  5. Hurricane12

    Hurricane12 USNA 2012

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    I'm so sorry for your loss, scout....

    Rest in peace.
     
  6. AF6872

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    Thanks for posting that article, Scout. It put a 'face' with this tragedy.
    Heartbreaking.
    So sorry for the loss of your friend.
     
  8. EDelahanty

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    Scout, thank you for sharing information about your friend and mentor, James Groves III. I offer my sincere sympathy to you and to his family.

    I hope the cause of his death can be understood so that similar tragedies can be avoided in the future.
     
  9. kinnem

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    So sorry for your loss Scout. Be careful out there.
     

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