AH-1 has passed on


July 8, 2011, 09:46 PM
My Friend Pete lost his very short battle with cancer this morning.

His family was with him and he was as comfortable as he could be.

He only had the first clear symptoms 5 weeks ago and by that time, it was already too late.

Please learn from this and get regular physicals and demand that your doctor does blood tests.


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July 8, 2011, 09:52 PM
This is just not a good year...


Larry Ashcraft
July 8, 2011, 10:10 PM
Sorry to hear. Always sad to hear about losing another THR member. PM incoming.

July 8, 2011, 10:10 PM
I just learned one of Pete's sayings from one of his buddies on another forum:

It's 5 o'clock and it's watermelon time.....................
because you can't drink beer & load rockets - TXPete

Man, I wish I had heard that one in person...I would have fallen right out of my chair!

Pete was a Cold War Cobra Armament guy...I'm sure his fellow Dragoons would say that Fulda Gap would not have been the same without him up there.

July 8, 2011, 10:16 PM
Sorry for your loss. May your friend rest in peace.

Mal H
July 8, 2011, 10:20 PM
Very sorry to hear that news.


C Broad Arrow
July 8, 2011, 11:11 PM
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow


July 8, 2011, 11:16 PM
My condolences on your loss .

July 9, 2011, 05:18 AM
sorry for your loss.

July 9, 2011, 08:31 AM
Yeah this has been happening a lot more as of late. I second that trip to the doctors office.!! We always tend to put it off too long. After it's only a scratch/little pain, can't be serious now can it???:( My thoughts/prayers will be with you and his friends and family.

Mods can we add a sticky for THR members that have passed. Say locked but with access only by the mods to make a simple announcement to this fact and a date ?

July 9, 2011, 09:52 AM
My thoughts go out to the family and friends. I wish them the best in their time of grief.


Tim the student
July 9, 2011, 08:34 PM
My condolences to friends and family.

July 9, 2011, 09:34 PM
De mortuis nil nisi bonum

Black Knight
July 9, 2011, 09:57 PM
Sorry to hear the news, Cancer is a family of wicked deseases. I pray that the good Lord give you and his family the strength and serenity to continue with life and that one day there truly is a cure for all Cancers.

July 10, 2011, 11:47 AM
My Thanks to all.

Pete will be sorely missed by many.


July 10, 2011, 02:52 PM

Here is the obituary from the funeral home:


Check out the slideshow, there are some vintage photos of Pete in there.


July 11, 2011, 12:53 AM
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family

Ala Dan
July 14, 2011, 10:12 AM
Sad news indeed. My thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to his
family and friends.

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