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01-07-2009, 09:42 PM #14
Condolences from the Weddell family.
I'll miss pegleg, Joe too.R2B4BTU
01-07-2009, 09:51 PM #15
Joe did not suffer fools glady, I remember him getting into it with a DIY by the name of 747Mike. In the end, the OP was told to pound sand up his ass, and good old Pegleg was banned.
But Joe was a good guy at heart, here is a story Mel from All Temp posted over at Gil's many moons ago:
"It's not often you get to meet the guys on the other end of this forum.... Here I've met two of them PegLeg, Joe Sykes and his Buddy Druid pictured here a few weeks back in Upland,CA after helping me out on a control problem on this dinosaur
Joe and Druid dropped everything they were doing in the middle of the morning a drove a good hour over to help out on solving my situation ... A couple of great guys ..."
Another thing Joe believed in was honoring his fellow servicemen, I snipped it from another post:
"I have participated in over 500 burials at Riverside, performing Final Military Honors once a month on the second Thursday of every month. It is a humbling experience yet the most honorable thing I have ever done.
www.usv-jsc.com We need help in most areas of the nation."
Semper Fi Joe Sykes.Trust me, I know what I'm doing.
01-07-2009, 09:58 PM #16
Another quote from JoeOriginally Posted by Pegleg Smith
Last edited by Collin; 01-07-2009 at 10:14 PM.Trust me, I know what I'm doing.
01-07-2009, 10:03 PM #17
I had not the chance to meet him but it is a great loss. My prayers go out to all involved and connected.i belong to peta ... people eating tasty animals. all my opinions are just mine.
01-07-2009, 10:07 PM #18
01-08-2009, 06:11 AM #19
Had a brother with ptsd, Keh Sahn 1968, died a few years ago. This is a terible problem with no real cure , It is very hard if not imposible to monitor for those on the outside watching. I wish his family the best , i know what if feels like.
Vietnam vets had it worse than any other generation of vets.
They went from Vietnam back to the 'world' the states in 24 hours. No time to decompress or talk things out with their buddies and were often spit on or called babie killers by wicked , stupid people who had enough money that they didnt have to go to Vietnam. They could go to college.
Losing People like this leaves us poorer for their passing and should make some people in this country ashamed of what they did or didnt do.
This post should go to 4000 plus.You sure are cocky for a starving pilgrim.
01-08-2009, 06:38 AM #20
I remember him freakin out a few times on certain sites.
RIP"If anybody can draw on the power, where do we put the meter?" - JP Morgan before pulling Tesla funding
01-08-2009, 09:27 AM #21
I never knew him but am very sorry for his loss, you have lost a friend and an honorable man. PTSD is very real and impossible for some to deal with and I am fortunate not to have suffered from it myself.I'm not tolerating Political Correctness anymore, from now on it's tell it like it is.
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01-08-2009, 10:14 AM #22
01-08-2009, 10:57 AM #23
01-08-2009, 11:02 AM #24
I thought he was great! He flipped out on me on many occasions, and made a few grown men cry! LOL
But, behind the curtain he was kind. I know when I was going into the hospital or something was going wrong he was always there saying "good luck H2, hang in there".
He also showed me how to make the great "Peg Leg Peppers" they are awesome! I posted about the peppers a little while ago asking a question and he didn't respond...thought that was a little odd.Live each day like it is your last, for one day you will be right!
02-06-2009, 03:00 AM #25
Pegleg RIP My Friend!
I am deeply saddened by this news, I didn't know Joe as well as most. I met Joe a few times around the nieghborhood, he was an excellent refrigeration mechanic and knew his way around!
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