"Hello all you spooks. Hap is still under cover. Just remember a spook may be nearby."
Jim, Easter 4/8/2007
Dad's handwritten note.

Jim, Easter 4/8/2007
Dad's handwritten note.
"Hello all you spooks. Hap is still under cover. Just remember a spook may be nearby."
Fred Caleffie
Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:54 am
cap-assoc.org
1st 3yrs 67-70,USMC 0311, B 1/1, CAP, next 17yrs Army 05H/98Z.
Currently Ft Hood, III Corps G2 
 ATTENTION ON DECK
With a sad heart I must inform everyone that an Old Soldier, Jim (HAP) Lynn died.
I received an email from Jim's son this morning telling me he had passed.
As I announced earlier, Jim just came home from the hospital yesterday afternoon and everyone had hopes he was in full recovery.

Fortunately I had the opportunity to meet Jim personally last month while he was hospitalized. During that visit Hap seemed cheerful and full of spirit.

Please pass this on to everyone who had contact with Old Jim Lynn.

I'll be calling his son later today and will announce funeral details/etc.

Fred

Michael Hyden
Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:31 pm
1943 Service: School-Ft. Gordon 64,
51st USASASOC Okinawa 64-65,
Ft Wolters Tx 65,
303rd RRBn Long Bien 66-67,
TDY 409th RRU 67,
VHFS 67-68
Re: JAMES W. LYNN ATTENTION ON DECK.

Well I started to call and check on him this noon and I thought I'd check the group to see if there was any word.

Can't really say how it happened, but Jim and I became friends... When I was on the road between Dallas and Houston, I'd call and talk to him just to have something to do.. As a guest in his house one could not feel more welcome.. When I visited him in the hospital a couple Saturday's ago, he couldn't talk but he smiled and made hand signals and held up his end of the conversation very well... Only stayed for about fifteen minutes but it was surely worth the drive down to see him..

The last thing he did as we left was blow my wife a kiss and smile.... He had great character... Sometimes misunderstood on the net here. As an example ya can't tell I have tears in my eyes as I type...

I will miss him greatly... and I might as well delete my IM's off my home computer....

If he could hear me, and maybe he can, I would tell him....

Rest in peace, Ole Topper....

Mike Hyden, Friend of the Happy Warrior

Friends of James W. Lynn: There is a great deal of information to post here. We are working on updates throughout the day as time permits.

George M
Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:07
Bristow VA
ASA all the way, 98C, 352C CW5
Ret. Chitose, Ft Meade,7th RRFS,
FS Vint Hill, FS San Antonio,
FS Korea, FS San Antonio,
302d ASA Bn, San Antonio,
302d MI BN, ASAS, Ft Huchuca,
Retired (got real job)
Re: JAMES W. LYNN ATTENTION ON DECK.
Please find out if the family is requesting donations to some charatiy instead of flowers.
WIll miss the old man and his pot stirring.
Respectfully
Roger Willy
Plano, TX 
Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:07 pm
The celebration of life culminates in the celebration of passing. I have always been a quiet reader of the lines, being introduced some time ago by Hap.
To know someone well enough to call them Friend is an honor;
To be know well enough to be someones Friend, is a blessing.
Comfort to the family and his Friends.
Respectfully
Roger Willy
Glenn
Apr 10, 2007 1:47 pm
Ft. Devens
138th Avn Co (RR)
HHC USASATR Ft Devens
507th USASAE SPD
138th Avn Co (RR)
293rd Avn Co (SA)
Guess I'll add my 2c here too, he would call me now and again just to check on me, and we chatted and had some good times over the phone, I never knew him face to face, however, just from talking to him and exchanging ideas and concepts brought me somewhat close to him.

He will be missed...

Glenn
JAFORCIER
Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:54 pm
Hap will be missed.  Though I did not meet Jim personally , I, like most in this group, had the privilege to share a little of Hap's life every day.  Because of this I call him a friend.  Like the WW II vets of today, the ASA vets will also fade away.  Hap will not be forgotten by us.  We agreed, we disagreed, but we lived life, not in fear to share out thoughts and dreams.  Jim lead the way.

Jim 

Robert M. Brownson
Apr 10, 2007 3:44 pm
Boston, MA 
Old Men by Ogden Nash
People expect old men to die,
They do not really mourn old men.
Old men are different. People look
At them with eyes that wonder when...
People watch with unshocked eyes;
But the old men know when an old man dies.

This old poem by Ogden Nash reminds us of deep friendships brought about by the shared experiences we have had and the sheer enjoyment of maintaining personal relationships even though removed by miles and years. Hap was a find correspondent with much to say about deeply held beliefs. I will miss his passion and his wit. May God bless the family in these difficult and sad days. My they find the strength to celebrate a life well lived.
bb
Reginald (Reg) Nelson
Apr 10, 2007 5:41 pm
Brainerd, Minnesota
Re: JAMES W. LYNN ATTENTION ON DECK.
Mike,
The respect that you and Hap had for each other was very evident. It would sure like to think of the two of them together again. It brought a smile thru my tears.

As always, Very well put Mr. Brownson. You have been conspicuous by your absence on all the Groups. Stop by the RF & V some day and say HI !!

Reg

Donald Rhodes
Deposit, New York
Apr 10, 2007 7:27 pm
ASA/Inscom 05H Augsburg & Kitzingen
74-77 98C Korea,
Ft Bragg, Ft Meade 77-89
So sorry to hear of Hap's passing. My most sincere condolences to his family. He was a real character, one of a kind. Hope that he and
Carob have hooked up and are having a great time cruising the streets of Looneytown.
 

Dusty
 

Fred Caleffie
Apr 10, 2007 7:39 pm

.Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen - Ft. Hood

This is a brand new National Veterans Cemetary, it only opened last year. Close by and I can go over and give the OLD Man hell on a daily basis.................
Knowing him......... he'd appreciate it....
Ed Arva
the Dude
Apr 10, 2007 7:45 pm
 Re: [Army Security Agency Vets] JAMES W. LYNN ATTENTION ON DECK.

gonna miss Sarge and his wit, candor, whatever - sad day for all us fellow ASAers and others - RIP Sarge
the BB
 
Re: Planned observances for Jim Lynn, Soldier, Patriot Husband, Father and Grandfather.
Fred, that's a good thought, and well done. Ed

- In armysecurityagencyvets at yahoogroups.com, "Fred C."
wrote:>
> Jerry,
> I've put up this web page and will publish any comments/etc in honor of your Father and our Friend.
> Fred
> http://www.cap-assoc.org/james_w_Lynn.htm
Dave Butler
(Sacramento, CA)
April 11, 2007
Goodbye Hap.

I enjoyed your company on this "Gee Whiz box" for the last five or six years.Our Two Rock connection was special.

My heartfelt condolences to the family.
Your ASA buddy Dave Butler
Dave Butler (Sacramento, CA)

name: M/SGT (R) GIL BERG
address: Orlando, Fl
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Time: 07:01:58 PM -0500
May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields and, Until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand. RIP Old Friend and Soldier


 
name: Cynthia Gallagher
address: Plano, TX
Date: Thursday, April 12, 2007
Time: 02:49:09 PM -0500
:I am so very sorry for your loss. I have heard the glorious stories of this man from his son, a good friend. I know this man will be missed. My prayers are to God to give you all strength and understanding. Keep his memory alive in your hearts. Cynthia
 
name: "chuckles"
address: Chicago IL always
Date: Thursday, April 12, 2007
Time: 05:55:29 PM -0500
I am shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the death of the "Happy Warrior" "Hap" was THE elder statesman of the internet boards. His loss is irreparable. I wish to extend to all the members of Haps family my deepest sympathy and condolences for your loss. I also add the following intercession... Eternal Rest grant unto our brother James, O Lord And let the Perpetual Light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed Rest in Peace. Amen "chuckles"
 

Below are words of condolence/comments from members of the ASA Veterans Group.

 

With a sad heart I must inform everyone that an Old Soldier, Jim (HAP) Lynn has left us.
I received an email from Jim's son this morning telling me he had passed.
As I announced earlier, Jim just came home from the hospital yesterday afternoon and everyone had hopes he was in full recovery.

Fortunately I had the opportunity to meet Jim personally last month while he was hospitalized. During that visit Hap seemed cheerful and
full of spirit.

Please pass this on to everyone who had contact with Old Jim Lynn.

I'll be calling his son later today and will announce funeral
details/etc.

Fred


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And we didn't know it was really Goodbye. A large part of my pleasure
in being a member went under cover with him. But, I'll remember what
he said, on Easter and many other times. Ed



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Though I haven't been on in quite a while, I still lurked in every so
often. I will miss Hap and now one of the saddest moments in my life
will be NOT ever meeting him in person. There will forever be a hole
in my life story where Hap should be. I will miss a truly good man.

Jacques



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Re: Jim, ATTENTION ON DECK.


I don't stop by as often as I used to ... and I'm sorry to be
receiving the news so late in the day. "Hap" is on my Yahoo "friends"
list and I saw it pop up earlier today. I assumed that he had logged
back on and that things had finally straightened out for him. In the
past, I would have immediately logged on to the Yahoo site to see what
pot-stirring he was up do. We seldom agreed; however, I know he
worked hard to set me on the right path. He probably never had a
chance, but he kept on trying. I'm proud to have known him. Please
include me in any tribute we as a group might consider.

Our prayers and thoughts for Hap and his family.

...Jake



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Hopefully he was home, surrounded by those who loved him !!
Hopefully all those who talked with him, talked of peace ...
kj1



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gonna miss Sarge and his wit, candor, whatever - sad day for all us fellow ASAers and others - RIP Sarge
the BB


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So sorry to hear of Hap's passing. My most sincere condolences to his
family. He was a real character, one of a kind. Hope that he and
Carob have hooked up and are having a great time cruising the streets
of Looneytown.
Dusty

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Hap will be missed. Though I did not meet Jim personally , I, like most in this group, had the privilege to share a little of Hap's life every day. Because of this I call him a friend. Like the WW II vets of today, the ASA vets will also fade away. Hap will not be forgotten by us. We agreed, we disagreed, but we lived life, not in fear to share out thoughts and dreams. Jim lead theway.
Jim




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Guess I'll add my 2c here too, he would call me now and again just to check on me, and we chatted and had some good times over the phone, I never knew him face to face, however, just from talking to him and exchanging ideas and concepts brought me somewhat close to him.

He will be missed...


Glenn



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Old Men
by Ogden Nash

People expect old men to die,
They do not really mourn old men.
Old men are different. People look
At them with eyes that wonder when...
People watch with unshocked eyes;
But the old men know when an old man dies.

This old poem by Ogden Nash reminds us of deep friendships brought
about by the shared experiences we have had and the sheer enjoyment of
maintaining personal relationships even though removed by miles and
years. Hap was a find correspondent with much to say about deeply
held beliefs. I will miss his passion and his wit. May God bless the
family in these difficult and sad days. My they find the strength to
celebrate a life well lived.
bb



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Well I started to call and check on him this
noon and I thought I'd check the group to see
if there was any word.

Can't really say how it happened, but Jim and I
became friends... When I was on the road between
Dallas and Houston, I'd call and talk to him just
to have something to do.. As a guest in his house
one could not feel more welcome.. When I visited
him in the hospital a couple Saturday's ago, he
he couldn't talke but he smiled and made hand
signals and held up his end of the conversation
very well... Only stayed for about fifteen minutes
but it was surely worth the drive down to see him..

The last thing he did as we left was blow my wife a
kiss and smile.... He had great character... Sometimes
misunderstood on the net here. As an example ya
can't tell I have tears in my eyes as I type...

I will miss him greatly... and I might as well delete my
IM's off my home computer....

If he could hear me, and maybe he can, I would tell him....

Rest in peace, Ole Topper....

Mike Hyden, Friend of the Happy Warrior



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Please find out if the family is requesting donations to some
charatiy instead of flowers.

WIll miss the old man and his pot stirring.

George M



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The celebration of life culminates in the celebration of passing. I have always been a quiet reader of the lines, being introduced some time ago by Hap.

To know someone well enough to call them Friend is an honor;
To be know well enough to be someones Friend, is a blessing.

Comfort to the family and his Friends.

Respectfully

Roger Willy



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We are not so numerous today as we were. We have lost ground to the
great mystery of time and circumstance.

Hap and I exchanged a number of e-mails - always respectful and
cordial, with a touch of humor. His last to me had to do with the
loss of one of my own loved ones and his sympathy. I can only say
I will miss him and may God speed his soul to a better place. My
sincerest condolences to his family and to all who held him in a
special place in their hearts.
Lon


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With a slow hand I render a salute. Hap will be missed by this old
soldier. He was to me the most welcoming individual on this site,
willing to swap lies, tales, and opinions without candor.

Rest in peace my friend.

pax et amo,

plato II



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May Hap rest in piece. He and I disagreed politically but then found
that we had a lot of common ground and grew to respect each other. I
will miss him and his comments immensly.

Roger



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R.I.P., Old Coot. Ed


Hate to hear that Fred. I have posted it on the ASA MI website. Please relay my heartfelt sympathies to his family and tell them that they will be in my prayers. Jimmy



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It is indeed a sad day in the Veterans World. We will all miss him.

Reg

Johnny Grinningbear
Nickname: G-Bear
Location: Okla
ASA Torii station Vietnam
Happy hunting, Manyhaha......

G-Bear
 
   

He will be missed by this old Tech Controller. RIP my friend.

pax et amo

plato II
Gary Graves

Apr 16, 2007
Tacoma, WA
________________________________________

One of the first and most memorable of the great bunch I met when I first joined the ASA group. He had a wonderful way with words and a great compassion. His passing leaves a huge void.
Pat McQuinn

Apr 16, 2007
kettering, OH
________________________________________

I never met Hap, but read many of his posts on our ASA website. Hap was a very witty person.

My condolences to his family.

We have lost a good one.
Jerry Parr

Apr 14, 2007
southside, AL
________________________________________

I know Hap as a man of wit and intelligence. We shared some of life together after being introduced on the Internet because of our mutual Army Security Agency backgrounds. He is missed already.
Lee Bishop

Apr 14, 2007
Bolivar, OH
________________________________________

Hap was someone I very much wanted to meet. Hap invited me to join the ASA_MI group we both belong to, and shared with our many fellow vets. But in the few conversation I had with Hap, I found we held a family history in common with ancestors who lived with the Cherokee and other tribes before this was a country. We found that our ancestors had probably known each other, and I was looking forward to being able to meet Hap personally. That opportunity is past, Hap is gone, and he will be much missed by all of the ASAers he was a brother to. I am saddened to have missed what would have been a sensational event in my life. We salute our brother, a father and grandfather, and a true soldier. Osiyo, iginvtli tsalagiyi u no da ti - wahyah eti
Don Gist

Apr 13, 2007
Pembroke Pines, FL
________________________________________

Like many others, I never met Jim, but we are a special group. We have a genuine bond that only comes with our shared experiences. I spent almost 3 years at Herzo, so I feel very close to Jim. I send my sincere condolences to the family...
Ivan Newell Sr.

Apr 13, 2007
Oklahoma City, OK
________________________________________

Ole Hap was a friend of mine,
We’d talk, an’ talk, an’ talk, on line.
He would entertain me well
With the stories he would tell
About old times....................
Now Ole Hap, he was a friend of mine....

As though we didn’t have a single care
Into the ole GeeWheez Box we would stare
To read the words the other had put down.
So just to have a little fun
We’d spin some yarns of things we’d done.
Just enjoyin’ the friendship we had found.

The last few years flew past and now he’s gone
So with these words I write down in this song.
Thinkin’ ‘bout him will be a pleasantry
So I’ll tell ya, if I may,
What I think Ole Hap would say...
“Me Hap, so smile and laugh when’ya think of me.”

Ole Hap was a friend of mine,
We’d talk, an’ talk, an’ talk, on line.
He would entertain me well
With the stories he would tell
About ole times....................
Now Ole Hap, he was a friend of mine....




In remembrance of Jim Lynn.

Sometimes I called him Ole Hap
And sometimes I called him Jim….
Sometimes I called him Ole Topper,
But I knew him as "My Friend."


Mike Hyden,
Friend of “The Happy Warror”
4-13-07
Mike Hyden

Apr 13, 2007
Mesquite, TX
________________________________________

I never met Jim Lynn, but I knew him well: a straight-talking man who loved life, his country, and his family; a moral and decent man who for the past several years has shared his personal history, beliefs, opinions and appealing personality with his fellow ASA veterans. Goodbye, Old Friend.
Ed Randolph

Apr 13, 2007
Longview, TX
________________________________________

Correction to previous msg:
Should read- Claremore, Ok.
Paul Rounds

Apr 13, 2007
Claremore, OK
________________________________________

My condolences to the Lynn family.
Jim was one of the old timers in the ASA and will be missed by his many comrades in the 114th and
elsewhere.
Paul Rounds

Apr 13, 2007
Claremore, MB
________________________________________

A great guy that I knew from Herzo Base in Germany.  He always had a welcome "Hello" to all and that included his web site.
Leonard Bittner

Apr 13, 2007
Mars, PA
________________________________________

Correction to my next to last sentence in my first signing should read, "I will miss reading your posts on the ASA-MI Forum." Sorry for the mistake, brother.

Karl
Karl M Andrews

Apr 12, 2007
Loxley, AL
________________________________________

I will miss you, my ASA brother and even though we never met personally, I feel a kinship to you. My sympathy goes out to your family as I know they will miss you too. I do believe we will meet again someday in heaven. Again, I will miss not reading your posts on the ASA-MI Forum. See you later, Brother.

Karl
Karl M Andrews

Apr 12, 2007
Loxley, AL
________________________________________

We are so sorry for your loss hope that all of your memories of you husband, father and grandfather are all good and long lasting.
Gerard and Kathy Schank

Apr 12, 2007
Waco, TX
________________________________________

My condolences to the family.
James was one of the good guys.
Cpt (Ret). Olen Ridling

Apr 12, 2007
Harrisville, NY
________________________________________

Like so many others I never did get
to meet Hap in person, but got to
know and respect him through the
ASA Site. Sorry for your loss, he
was a good man.
Walter Earnest

Apr 12, 2007
Miami, FL
________________________________________

I met "Hap" after joining one of the ASA lists as a family member. I'm glad I had the opportunity to know him.
EileenJacobs

Apr 12, 2007
Hudson, MA
________________________________________

I never met Hap in person, but I knew him well as a fellow American and Army Security Agency veteran. We did not seem to agree on much except the blessing of living in this great nation. He never gave up in his quest to help me see the error of my ways, though he probably knew he never had a chance. I value having known him. Best wishes and prayers for Hap and his family.

...Jake
Bill

Apr 12, 2007
Herndon, VA
________________________________________

Hap,

We all will miss you.

Roger
Roger T Abbott

Apr 11, 2007
Big Bear Lake, CA United States
________________________________________

Sarge - ol BB gonna miss your words of wisdom and informative posts - it was you and Carob's friendly advice that helped make the site so enjoyable to me over the years - we never got to meet face-to-face and I truly regret that - but we will all always be "ASA All The Way" - no matter where and when we may meet again - gonna miss ya Sarge - and my condolences to Jim's family - may you find some comfort in knowing what a great man Jim was by the words from his fellow ASAers - the BB
the Beachboy

Apr 11, 2007
Bangkok, - Other - Thailand
________________________________________

In Remembrance of Jim

Joy and family: Please know you have our deepest sympathies and condolences and that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Also that Hap’s passing is felt by those of us who served with him in the Army Security Agency. I knew Hap only through the ASA internet sites, but am proud to have been his friend and “net buddy.” As you know, Hap was an extraordinary human being with the talents to share his feelings, experiences, and personality over the Internet. He served his country honorably, shared his love of family (and Rambo), and was truly one of the most creative and enlightened persons I have known. It has been a privilege to know and share cyberspace with him.

May God bless and welcome Hap’s soul; May the promises of Jesus comfort you and the family in your loss; and May the Holy Spirit heal your grief.

Arlie and Mary Gallion
Grover, MO
Arlie Gallion, Jr.

Apr 11, 2007
Grover, MO
________________________________________

So....sorry for the loss of your loved one.....but we will never forget.....we will always remember...Jim...Thanks for the memories....ASA all the Way....that was his "Motto"....and James we will at "ASA"....we will see u again....just wait for us....we'll be there......
david h. rodriguez

Apr 11, 2007
san antonio, TX
________________________________________

Hap will always be a memory of mine when I sign on the internet. Hardly a day went by when I didn't see his signature on one of the many , many sites we shared. He made me a moderater on a few of them. He was One-of-a-kind. When you see Carob, Hap, Tell him I miss both of you guys a lot.

Reg Nelson
Dr Reggie
Knute Knutson
Reg Nelson

Apr 11, 2007
Brainerd, MN
________________________________________

From one old soldier to another
RIP
M/SGT (R) Gilbert Berg

Apr 11, 2007
ORLANDO, FL United States
________________________________________

There's an old adage that "only old soldiers notice an old soldier's death".

With Hap, I know that not to be true. My sincere condolences to Hap's family and multitude of friends.

Another old soldier,
Marty Noland
Marty Noland

Apr 11, 2007
Bethany, OK

   

April 21, 2007

To Joy and all of Jim's Loved Ones,

I am so very sorry that such a fine and wonderful family member has moved on to that great big genealogy family in heaven. Although Jim's failing health prevented us from meeting in this life, I know he waits with that big brimming smile to welcome us all when we go to join him. I'll bet he is still searching for all those ellusive ancesters of ours.
We had alot of great laughs and sharing times together, Jim will truly be missed. Happy Hunting Jim.....Love and Hugs from a SC cousin, Doris

Doris Grizzle (Surfside Beach, SC)

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April 15, 2007

Joy, Jerry ,son Jim, and Rambo:

The Happy Warrior was my cyberfriend for several years, and I knew him well. A Truly Good Man.
I will celebrate his life and mourn his passing, and remember him for all my days.
God bless him and his loving family.

Ed Randolph [BP on the ASA lists]
Edward Randolph (Longview, TX)


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April 11, 2007

In Remembrance of Jim

Joy and family: Please know you have our deepest sympathies and condolences and that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Also that Hap’s passing is felt by those of us who served with him in the Army Security Agency. I knew Hap only through the ASA internet sites, but am proud to have been his friend and “net buddy.” As you know, Hap was an extraordinary human being with the talents to share his feelings, experiences, and personality over the Internet. He served his country honorably, shared his love of family (and Rambo), and was truly one of the most creative and enlightened persons I have known. It has been a privilege to know and share cyberspace with him.
May God bless and welcome Hap’s soul; May the promises of Jesus comfort you and the family in your loss; and May the Holy Spirit heal your grief.

Arlie and Mary Gallion
Grover, MO
Arlie Gallion (Grover, MO)
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April 11, 2007

Jim, always wanted to see you and talked about genealogy someday we will, this isn't to say goodbye but to say see you later.

Ron Hall (Tecumseh, MI)


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April 11, 2007

Goodbye Hap.I enjoyed your company on this "Gee Whiz box" for the last five or six years.Our Two Rock connection was special.My heartfelt condolences to the family.Your ASA buddy Dave Butler

Dave Butler (Sacramento, CA)
 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Jim with Rambo, Christmas 2005

 

Ft Chaffee, Ark - 95th Signal Co 95th Inf Div.

95th Inf Div Based in Lincoln Park Armory, Oklahoma City.

 

Ch. Communications Hq 13th Mobile Comm Sqdn
Tinker AB, Okla City