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Tribute/Memorial to TGO Member Ratfink

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About two weeks ago, we lost @Ratfink. I don't want to disclose any of his personal details, anything he had relayed to me over the previous few months, or any suspected causes of his demise. I simply want to honor him. He was only 35. He had served in the Navy on the USS Spruance and USS The Sullivans. He was an Electronics Warfare Specialist and Cryptologist with three tours of duty.

He was actually the sole reason I joined TGO back in 2012. Somehow, via Google, I found a classifieds ad on TGO created by him advertising a Ruger Security Six. I ended up meeting him that time and a few other times. Overall, for the previous ~7 years, I considered him a standup guy and a friend. I didn't really know him very well. However, due to complications regarding a recent transaction on TGO, I spent a lot of time talking to him via text and phone.

It saddens me deeply to have found this out this morning. I wish I could have gotten to know him better over the years. Never take for granted what you have and when you have it. You never know when you might not have it anymore.

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I hope that his family and all who knew him will find some peace. 

He will be missed here on TGO. 

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1 hour ago, GlockSpock said:

"... Never take for granted what you have and when you have it. You never know when you might not have it anymore.

Prayers for Ratfink's family and friends.

Sadly, many of us, myself especially included, learn this lesson too late.

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x2 on what Mac said for the family to find peace.  Has to be hard on those that knew him to see his end come at so young an age.

 

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Prayers for the family. Fair winds and following seas shipmate. We've got the watch.

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My prays for him and his family. 

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Sad for sure. Prayers and thank you for your services..   RIP Guardian forever on over-watch. 

 

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