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    Quote Originally Posted by CARNAC View Post
    Note who originally posted this. We are shortly coming up on the one year anniversay of David's death.
    Still hard to believe/accept. . .

    Anyone know how Davids wife and sons/daughters are doing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FMJ View Post
    Still hard to believe/accept. . .

    Anyone know how Davids wife and sons/daughters are doing?
    I talk with his oldest son everyday. I make it a point. The family is fine. The Army took care of his widow. They miss their Dad and I know that this morning was hard on them like his birthday and Father's day. Thank you for asking.

    When I looked and saw this post and who was the originator I felt kinds strange. Last Christmas we pm'd each other about our families and how much he was looking forward to be coming home in less than 30 days.

    Merry Christmas guys. Life is short so treat your family like it is your last christmas on earth. It well could be.. Dudley

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    Couldn't agree more with you. He definately is missed here and it is hard to believe that David is gone. Makes you really appreciate what you really have during the holidays.
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    all in all, It would still be nice to have an 88, That's how I got my M-62, explained to the wife what towing the M-54 would cost. Though I'd settle for the old Sherman variant retriever sitting sinking into the ground at Winer Motors in Akron, Ohio. Me and a couple dozen others havn't been able to get them to turn loose of it as a sale item, or for static display in a museum.
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    Nice post and please put more as they come available

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    I saw who the OP was and it brought back a painful memory. Still miss David...

    Very good pictures, as we'd come to expect from him.
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    I was crew chief on a 88 3 years , it;s the caddy of armor. lottery money would buy one for me. when you look back you say, man I wish I was still there playing on the 88. It was sweet. Would deff. own one.

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    Talk about the ultimate recovery vehicle!
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    They were used to recover vehicles in the back woods of APG to recover what ever some army vehicle operator get stuck during testing.
    and ive heard power washing vehicles coming home in the summer is one of the most dreaded jobs
    Glad to be here and I am trying to learn as much as I can.

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    I saw a vehicle of this type (or very similar ) this week when I went to Ft. Polk to pick up some wheels and tires for Maddawg308. Also passed by a marshalling area where a unit was apparently getting ready for an exercise. Saw M1's, M109's, MRAP's, Bradley's, Humvees, FMTV's, and even M113's (most of these were setup as ambulances).

    All painted desert tan, seemed odd at Fort Polk.

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