The Obituaries and Condolences Thread
I hope a moderator or administrator says this thread is okay, because I didn't see one and I didn't see any rules against it. Keep in mind I'm doing this in the most respectful way possible. If an administrator or moderator or regular member has a problem with it, please either lock the thread or private message me personally. Thank you.
This thread is not intended to offend, but merely share who has passed recently, whether it is a celebrity, personal friend or family member (you may leave out last names for security reasons) regardless of if it was military service overseas, or domestic, or if it was also non-Military. I suggest keeping posts as respectful as possible, not only to avoid breaking the rules, but also so that some kind of flame war does not happen. If you are replying to someone, please do it with the utmost respect, and move on. No one's required to post someone's passing. This thread is meant for condolences and as a guide to emotional recovery. Also for people outside of the United States, I hope what I have to say is sufficient enough for those who know a little bit of English.
I don't know everyone here and I can't pretend that I do know, only a few, but I would like to discuss a recent friend of mine who passed, who simply went by the name "Ajax" on the Internet (I knew him IRL, very close I might add). As of last night a car side-swiped the SUV that he was driving, with his wife in the passenger seat. The SUV had flipped. His wife only suffered minor fractures, but he himself had to be airlifted. My father came in at 2 AM to notify me of the wreck and that he was airlifted. I rushed downstairs and called his father-in-law, finally talked to his wife. Once informed that he had passed, and already being in shock, I had felt that my heart nearly gave out. He was like a brother to me. All I'm going to say, since people wouldn't want all the details, so I'm only finishing with the details. All I'm going to say is that I am going to push forward and be strong and keep his memory alive, it's what he would have wanted, but it will be a long hard road, as it has been. I am going to have to take care of everyone, especially his wife, because he was essentially the big brother of the group, so to speak.
I do not write this to make anyone's day less positive, it is only a thread for being informed. I mean no negativity with this thread.
With all due respect to your friend, to you and your feelings but it is too OT for OT.