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SFC Ryan Savard KIA yesterday

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by threefeathers, Oct 15, 2012.

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  1. threefeathers

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    I'm still not certain where to post these announcements but there should be a place where we can honor those who gave their lives for us.

    Ryan was one of my students in U S Constitution 00-01 class. He was also quite a 'card' on the 4 bus loaded with seniors Disneyland trip. He sat at the rear of the bus with a bunch of other guys who had enlisted and were reading a bunch of gun magazines Matt Syzmestic (Sheriff's Deputy) and I had brought along. (Matt sat in back with these guys ) Ryan told me, "Coach I'm gonna kick ass and come back and tell you war storiies."
    I cried last night and just managed to write this after I had a good talk with Col Bill Henson who was the ROTC Cdr at the time.
     
  2. Texan Scott

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    Indescribably sad and angry over this. Never gets easier.

    Lux perpetua.
     
  3. USAF_Vet

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    It does get easier, at least it has for me. But it never really ever goes away.

    I'm sorry for the loss of your student and friend.
     
  4. Andrew Leigh

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    I am so sorry, my deepest condolences to the family and surviving friends and other close ....... soooo sad.
     
  5. Nomad

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    This is always sad to see our young folks making the ultimate sacrifice. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. As an Arizona resident it especially feels close to home.
     
  6. medalguy

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    A salute going out to SFC Ryan. Thank God we have young people like this in our country today.

    You know, when I went into the Air Force at 19, I thought I was invincible. Today, I know that's not the case, and unfortunately many of our finest young people are learning that lesson all too early in their lives.
     
  7. jeepnik

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    Rest in peace SFC. My prayers for him and his family & friends.
     
  8. BADUNAME30

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    Very good idea threefeathers.
    After all, they are directly responsible for us having this freedom we enjoy so much here. THR needs a Hero's wall.
    We as Americans should indeed cry for each and every loss we suffer thru war.

    May God be with your family, friends and brothers in arms SEARGENT FIRST CLASS Ryan Sarvard.Your sacrifice and also that of your family will not go unapreciated.
    I pray that your loved ones know now, and can be comforted knowing, that you now reside at the side of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.
     
  9. 2zulu1

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    ^^^^^^^^
    Very well put, thank you for putting into words my thoughts and feelings.
     
  10. Just One Shot

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    Rest in peace SFC Ryan Savard.

    May the rest of us honor your memory and the memory of all who have fallen by the way we live our lives in support and defense of this great country we live in.

    Prayer sent for those left behind.
     
  11. tpaw

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    RIP.......Hand Salute!.......Two!

    For those of you who were not in the military, "Two" means you can complete your salute and bring your hand to your side.

    An old Vietnam Vet...67'-68', WIA, Infantry.
     
  12. wannabeagunsmith

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    He was a real hero.

    RIP
     
  13. 230RN
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    230RN ^ The avatar says it all.

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    Condolences and sympathy for your loss.

    With so many of our finest and bravest being lost to wars throughout this and the last century, I start to wonder about the effects on the gene pool. Are we, in essence, selectively breeding away from honor and duty and bravery?

    Perhaps I shouldn't bring that up here. Maybe a subect for a thread somewhere, but I don't see me starting it on THR as a gun subject...

    It's not only the personal losses to the families and friends of the casualties, it's the loss to the country as a whole, in terms of fine young men no longer contributing to those concepts and precepts and personal characteristics which made our country unique... and great... that bothers me.

    This thread brought that up again in my mind. I guess I should apologize.

    Sorry.

    Terry
     
  14. USAF_Vet

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    230RN,

    I don't think you need to fear that this country is losing all of its brave heroes to war. Many, most in fact, do make it home and continue the tradition of bravery, and pass it down to future generations.
     
  15. Buzznrose

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    Threefeathers,

    I think a thread like this can really go anywhere in a forum where good men and women come together for fellowship about guns, hunting, family, and clean American living.

    Thank you for remembering him and sharing with us one of our special .45%, and it is because of Americans like Ryan Savard and others that I've know that I wear this shirt a lot these days...

    http://www.rangerup.com/notahero.html

    God loves our American military...of this I am totally convinced!
     
  16. 303tom

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    My condolences & prayers to the family, RIP Sarge...................
     
  17. robMaine

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    RIP, my condolences to you and all other friends and family.
     
  18. Ryanxia

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    Well put Buzznrose that should be the motto of this forum.
     
  19. mortablunt

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    That's extremely unfortunate. May God receive his soul. Proschaj, Tovarisch.
     
  20. Fremmer

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    God bless him and his family.
     
  21. X-Rap

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    Always sad to lose good men.
     
  22. Trent

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    He went away a boy, comes home a man.

    It's sad that we send our boys off to war. But I'm grateful for them.

    Let us know if/when the family has a memorial / contribution fund that people can send donations to, and please follow up with the obituary, if you can.
     
  23. gopguy

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    God rest him.
     
  24. bikerdoc

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    Condolences my friend.

    There but for the grace of god......

    How man of us were were that kid at the back of the bus at one time?
     
  25. herkyguy

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    Here is faces of valor through military times.

    http://www.militarytimes.com/valor/

    When I have a moment, I usually scroll through it to keep things in perspective. SFC Savard is there.

    To keep things aligned with THR, I'd offer up that each time you pick up a rifle or a pistol, take a moment to think about these folks who did the same thing and fought the good fight against those who wish us harm.
     
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