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In Memoriam, Standing Wolf

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ugaarguy, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

    THR Friends,

    The Staff have recently been informed of the passing of Standing Wolf on January 11th. Many folks knew him either in person or from email exchanged outside the forum. He was a good man, and he will be missed.

    May he rest peacefully.
  2. buck460XVR

    buck460XVR Well-Known Member

    RIP Standing Wolf, Godspeed.
  3. geekWithA.45

    geekWithA.45 Moderator Emeritus

    Dang. It's been ages since I heard from him, but I liked that guy.

    May he rest in peace, and may his $DEITY welcome him with open arms.
  4. Larry Ashcraft

    Larry Ashcraft Moderator Staff Member

    RIP, my friend.

    A few of us knew him personally, and I'll add to this thread later, as I'll be gone for most of the day.

    I'll post up a couple of photos later also.
  5. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

    We are diminished by his passing. He was a good member who left us a legacy of fine advice and knowledge.

    We will miss him.
  6. Frank Ettin

    Frank Ettin Moderator

    May he rest in peace, and may his friends and family find peace.
  7. Jeff White

    Jeff White Moderator Staff Member

    Even though he wasn't that active here for the last couple of years we are diminished by his loss. I will miss him. Rest in peace my friend.....
  8. psyopspec

    psyopspec Well-Known Member

    It's easy to blow out of proportion what can truly be learned on a gun forum, but with Standing Wolf that wouldn't be possible. Thanks for the patience, the knowledge, and for being an individual who set the example of a good community member. Rest easy, and wishes for peace for your loved ones on their lonesome days.
  9. 230RN

    230RN Marines on Mt. Curibacci

    He was so perceptive in so many ways. I missed him in the past years, and I suspected something was wrong, but didn't want to bring it up.

    I remember me mentioning that he'd coined the term "casually concealed" and he said he actually said "indifferently concealed" and mentioned being in a barber shop and a boy there, on seeing his gun, merely said "Nice gun, Mister" and that was that.

    Little points like that will stay with me. I have missed him and still will.

    My blessing on you and your spirit, Standing Wolf.
  10. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    A tip o' the hat and may he rest peacefully.
  11. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

    Our community is certainly diminished by his passing...
  12. TennJed

    TennJed Well-Known Member

    RIP and my thoughts and prayers for those who knew and loved him
  13. grampster

    grampster Well-Known Member

    As Fred and others have said, we are diminished by his passing. But his memory will stick with those of us who appreciated and enjoyed his portion of this place. RIP, standing wolf.
  14. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    He will definitely be missed, but some of the knowledge he shared lives on here.
  15. FROGO207

    FROGO207 Well-Known Member

    Sad news to be sure. We here at the THR are better for his want to help in any way he was able. RIP----Godspeed
  16. orionengnr

    orionengnr Well-Known Member

    Never met him in person, but exchanged pms with him on several occasions.

    I was always impressed with his ability to distill his thoughts down to the essence, and dispense his wisdom in bite-size chunks.

    On more than one occasion, I told him so.

    In his typically modest fashion, he claimed that this was necessary due to his physical inability to type long, detailed posts.

    Myself, I think he had a clarity of thought and a communicative ability that few of us possess....but any of us can understand, and many of us envy.

    Godspeed, sir.
  17. wally

    wally Well-Known Member

    R.I.P. We will miss his commentary and knowledge.
  18. Larry Ashcraft

    Larry Ashcraft Moderator Staff Member

    orionengnr pretty much hit the nail on the head.

    I've spent a few hours with SW, one on one. He was an incredible person. He was the opposite of what the general public thinks of as a "gun guy". Your first impression of him, if you were to meet, would probably be "Leftist College Professor".

    Well, you would be right about the college professor part, but wrong about the leftist part, SW would be carrying a snub-nosed M29, and would defend his constitutional right to carry that gun.

    He was also an accomplished artist, photographer, writer, and all around good marksman. When we had the Colorado get togethers, we would all be shooting at steel plates. SW would be shooting at bullet strikes on steel plates, and hitting them time and time again. His discipline was Bullseye.

    RIP my friend, and I know that ever present grin is brightening up Heaven right now.

    Sorry, I thought I had some better photos, but this was the best I had.

    Attached Files:

  19. 316SS

    316SS Well-Known Member

    He made a deep impression. May he rest peacefully.
  20. BK

    BK Well-Known Member

    It's been a long walk now.


    At least it seems.

    No. No, I guess it hasn't been.

    Looking back at the thoughts that he was gracious enough to hand me, I wish we had a few more steps to take together.

    No, I didn't have enough time with him after all.

    I will miss you pal.

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