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steve_v
07-06-2005, 05:05 PM
A rich and full life, with many triumphs over adversity. Rest in Peace.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/07/05/stockdale.obit/index.html

Bearcat99
07-06-2005, 08:21 PM
<span class="ev_code_RED">~!</span><span class="ev_code_WHITE">S</span><span class="ev_code_BLUE">!~</span>

Rest in Peace sailor...

Zeus-cat
07-06-2005, 08:30 PM
Until I saw the short spot on TV tonight announcing his death I had forgotten some of the things he did. A great man.

Zeus-cat

Udidtoo
07-06-2005, 08:39 PM
The stories I've read about his indomitable spirit are an inspiration. S'

ComradeBadinov
07-06-2005, 10:05 PM
He came on my ship back in 95, gave him a tour of my spaces and got to shake his hand and talk to him. He was a great man....and a humble one too. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Enforcer572005
07-06-2005, 11:35 PM
yup, I cant imagine being that strong....shot down on his 200th misn, gets tortured and put in solitary for 3 yrs of his 8 yrs as a pow, bloodies his own face to keep the nva from using him in a progaganda film, then when he thinks hes gonna crack, he tries to teminate himself to keep from giving up any secrets...

really big shoes for our military people to fill.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

we really need a smily that salutes....... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Viking-S
07-07-2005, 01:43 AM
About 2 million Vietnamese , including women and children, are waiting on €œthe other side€ to have a €œtalk€ with him.

Glad that he€s gone!

Arms1
07-07-2005, 02:06 AM
Originally posted by Viking-S:
About 2 million Vietnamese , including women and children, are waiting on €œthe other side€ to have a €œtalk€ with him.

Glad that he€s gone!

Viking-S; you have just won the "Idiot Reply of The Day" contest!

Blutarski2004
07-07-2005, 08:15 AM
Originally posted by Viking-S:
About 2 million Vietnamese , including women and children, are waiting on €œthe other side€ to have a €œtalk€ with him.

Glad that he€s gone!


..... Not to put too fine a point on it, but please spare me all the tiresome political posturing. A good man passed away.

tplynn
07-07-2005, 06:17 PM
I'll be glad when people like you "viking" are gone!

steve_v
07-07-2005, 06:49 PM
I was willing to let this thread slip quietly to page 2, and then into the archives. It is understandable as this man belongs to an older generation, of which I am a member.

Any child can see human fraility, but maturity allows us to forgive and see beyond that, to see the good in others. Adm. Stockdale has left us, for a place where our judgements have no validation.

Let us exercise our maturity, and let the higher powers judge, as he is now in their safe keeping.

Shakthamac
07-07-2005, 10:42 PM
Originally posted by Viking-S:
About 2 million Vietnamese , including women and children, are waiting on €œthe other side€ to have a €œtalk€ with him.

Glad that he€s gone!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif You're a joke.

woofiedog
07-08-2005, 04:02 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif God Bless