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03-19-2007, 08:56 AM
One of our pilots in the virtual 352ndFG informed us last night that his father had passed away yesterday morning.His father was Dee Johnston a fighter pilot in the real 352ndFG in WW2.We are losing all of our heros..

03-19-2007, 09:00 AM
My deepest condolences.

03-19-2007, 09:01 AM
Sorry to hear of your squad members loss.

I know your virtual squad has strong ties with the veterens and is a fine memorial to those who flew. We in the dogz always look forward to our meetings.



03-19-2007, 09:35 AM
<span class="ev_code_RED">~!</span> <span class="ev_code_WHITE">S</span> <span class="ev_code_BLUE">!~</span>

Rest in peace.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

03-19-2007, 10:15 AM
That is really sad. Condolences from all the Danger Dogz who should be along shortly to pay their respects.

03-19-2007, 10:17 AM
~S~ to all our fallen. My condolences claypidgon.

03-19-2007, 10:22 AM
Salute to another fallen Hero.


03-19-2007, 10:26 AM

03-19-2007, 10:58 AM
My condolences. Delta7 put the words in my mouth...

03-19-2007, 11:20 AM

03-19-2007, 11:42 AM
Pass on my family's comdolences as well, ClayP. A salute from a retired tanker to him and his family.


03-19-2007, 12:18 PM

A sad day in any sons life to lose a father.

My condolences,


03-19-2007, 01:40 PM
~S~ Clay.

Please pass on my condolences to your squad mate too, loss of a parent is hard.

03-19-2007, 01:49 PM
May God Bless! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

03-19-2007, 02:34 PM
That´s bad... May he soar in higher skies now!

It´s wonderful to know that someone can actually put his life in danger on the purpose of achieving a trully altruistic goal. My sincere condolences...

03-19-2007, 08:10 PM

03-19-2007, 08:26 PM
They may be gone but never forgotten.

03-19-2007, 08:28 PM
~S~ Godspeed and may they NEVER be forgotten....

03-19-2007, 09:21 PM
Another hero becomes immortal.


03-19-2007, 10:02 PM
One of our pilots in the virtual 352ndFG informed us last night that his father had passed away yesterday morning.His father was Dee Johnston a fighter pilot in the real 352ndFG in WW2.We are losing all of our heros..

He will be in my prayers - God Bless



03-19-2007, 10:29 PM
S! Your squad's name is a nice tribute to your father and those he served with.

03-19-2007, 11:35 PM
Not OT at all. S! to him and sympathies to his family. RIP

03-19-2007, 11:39 PM
My condolences, M8. Though I have to think that any of us would be lucky to have lived such a life. Men like Mr. Johnston gave the world so much with their service and their lives. Could any of us hope to do better?

"To fly west, my friend, is a flight we all must take for a final check" Godspeed, Mr. Johnston.

-HH- Beebop
03-20-2007, 06:18 AM
My condolences to family and friends.

There is now another star in the sky.

03-20-2007, 10:31 PM
Ditto to all the above from a Hellhound that has totally enjoyed engaging you guys in the virtual skies. He was there when he was needed, and I always wonder where we find such men. I hope some of his experiences can be posted on here sometime.

HH Enforcer

03-20-2007, 11:23 PM
My condolences Claypidgeon

03-21-2007, 11:54 AM
Thank you all for your thoughts..I will pass them on to the family..

03-22-2007, 03:13 PM
Clay and I were honored to attend Dee Johnson's funeral service this morning at the Riverside Memorial Veteran's Cemetery in Riverside, CA.

Mr. Johnson's service was appropriately moving. A P-51d and a P-40 from the Planes of Fame Air Museum at Chino provided a four pass overflight, one of them the Missing Man maneuver.

It was awe-inspiring and humblimg; to realize that we are losing our veterans, fathers and grand-fathers, of the "Greatest Generation" is sad indeed.

I am sure that Dee's family is comforted by your words of sympathy and support; rest assured they are aware. Thank you all for your thoughts.

03-22-2007, 07:46 PM
If anyone has seen the movie with Tom Selleck, Ike: Countdown to D-Day it had a great line in the end that I think most of us would feel is appropriate. The line goes: "Too many of them are now with God, we may never see their like again." That line always goes through my mind when I hear another WWII vet has passed, I just felt it was fitting here.

03-23-2007, 09:26 AM
S! and walk with God.

* _54th_Speeder *