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    Thank you all for your heartfelt prayers and words. Have no doubt that this ain't about me. I ain't playing any pity party songs on my account. I felt the guilt before and when he assured me that he would do it all over again, I let those feelings go. I don't live in the past and I survive.

    Sadly he always had a backwards glance and it haunted him more than most. I will be going to honor him this weekend at Ft. Rucker, Al. near where he lived.

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    Inor, if you still have that coin I gave you. Know that it was one of two coins Mackie gave to me from his team. It was the only one I was carrying when I met you, so I gave it to you to remember me by. Now you can remember us both with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OSFG View Post
    Thank you all for your heartfelt prayers and words. Have no doubt that this ain't about me. I ain't playing any pity party songs on my account. I felt the guilt before and when he assured me that he would do it all over again, I let those feelings go. I don't live in the past and I survive.

    Sadly he always had a backwards glance and it haunted him more than most. I will be going to honor him this weekend at Ft. Rucker, Al. near where he lived.

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    Inor, if you still have that coin I gave you. Know that it was one of two coins Mackie gave to me from his team. It was the only one I was carrying when I met you, so I gave it to you to remember me by. Now you can remember us both with it.
    I still have the coin. I used to carry it with me always as kind of a talisman. Unfortunately, the TSA kept having problems with me carrying it on airplanes and threatened to take it away. So now it sits in a place of honor in our home. (Have I ever mentioned that I REALLY HATE the TSA?)
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    A short life lived well outweighs a long life of disappointment and regret.

    It sounds like he made you proud, and you gave him the gift of his lifetime.
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    Well another one opts out. Nate, who we all called "Duke" killed himself yesterday. He was the "Bravo" on the team...which means weapons expert. He and I had many issues, unresolved, but I loved him like a little brother. He was the cause of most of my frustration on the team because he was the impulsive, devil may care one. He did shit that got people hurt and I started to really hate him for it. Later I left the team and he became a sergeant major....I retired and he fought his own battles of PTSD.....Funny thing.... The last time I saw him I had brought Mackie, my friend and one of Nates guys, to him to talk about PTSD and helping Mackie. I remember leaving that night night mad as hell that Nate was taking it too lightly....being a damn staff guy, when I needed a leader to help deal with Mackie's issues....

    Now Mackie killed himself on Oct 19th.....Nate killed himself on Dec 15th..... and I sit here and wonder which is worse.having PTSD and no way forward...or having PTSD and having people with it your responsible for....

    Well.... life claims another. Never worry about me...... when you hear that a lone gunman has begun to kill Extremist Muslim groups, antifa leaders, and communist billionaires....then you might want to ask ...."hey? whats old SF up to these days"....

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    Prayers for you, friend.
    I have no wise words, just prayers and love.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OSFG View Post
    ....then you might want to ask ...."hey? whats old SF up to these days"....
    You are up to being used to help others, . . . myself included.

    PTSD comes in many forms, . . . and I truly believe that the worst form of it is an 8 x 10 rear view mirror, . . . and a peep hole windshield.

    It took a while to get me to adjust from that attitude, . . . to the peep hole rear view mirror, . . . and a 20 x 40 windshield. Life is so much better this way.

    Many things I would like to have a "do over" for in my past, . . . words, actions, deeds, attitudes, . . . among others, . . . but that is not allowed. Can't fix the past, . . . but I can fix the future.

    And I had to swallow a couple of times reading your last couple of posts, . . . as I ministered at the funeral of one of those "best friends" a few days ago, . . . and we'll have his interment this coming Friday in Dayton, Ohio. Were I not in the "group" I was in during the funeral, . . . it would have been much harder, . . . we all helped each other thru it.

    Being a pastor, . . . my windshield sees him in the far distance now, . . . waving me on, . . .

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