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Belasar - Darrell

Discussion in 'WWII Forums News' started by Slipdigit, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I talked with Darrell (belasar) this morning for a good while.

    Darrell has served for several years as a moderator and admin and is well thought of by many long-time members of WW2F and our sister forum, WW2Talk. He is a great guy-level headed and knowledgeable about the time period and offered great comments on subjects being discussed here.

    Darrell has been mostly MIA many of the past few months and those of us who knew him fairly well understood that he has been dealing with some significant health issues for several years. Thankfully, my greatest concerns were not realized when he answered the phone and we were able to have a good conversation.

    Darrell explained to me what is going on with him and authorized me to tell all of you of his great thanks for the friendships over the years and the opportunity for great conversations during that time. Unfortunately, his health is such that he cannot effectively participate in computer-based forums. He plans to visit from time to time, but will probably not be able to respond, as much as he would want to.

    Darrell, I salute you and wish for you fair winds and following seas.
     
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    USMCPrice Idiot at Large

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    I wish him well, hope his health issues resolve. He is a great guy and hope he does come by and say hello from time to time.
     
  3. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Sorry to hear his health prevents him from a more active presence. I know first-hand what he is going through. This forum was my lifeline. I hope it is for him, too. Best wishes Darrell.
     
  4. Poppy

    Poppy grasshopper Patron  

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    keep on kickin' it Bella. Post when you are feeling better.
    best wishes man
     
  5. Terry D

    Terry D Active Member

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    Give him all our best wishes. He'll always be welcome.
     
  6. von Poop

    von Poop Waspish WW2|ORG Editor

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    Very sorry to hear this, Jeff.
    A top bloke & cheerful presence.
    Wish him well when next you speak.

    ~A
     
  7. Biak

    Biak Adjutant

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    Belasar is one of the reasons I've enjoyed joining the ranks of ww2f rogues. Always helpful and never condescending, top notch historian to boot.
     
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    GRW Pillboxologist Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    That's sad, sad news.
    Great guy as well.
     
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    Hope things improve.
     
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    I wish him well too, always enjoyed chatting with him. If anyone is in touch with him, please pass along my good wishes.
     
  11. Otto

    Otto Gearing up. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Jeff and I discussed this for a while before his posting of the thread. The news was sad to hear.

    Belasar/Darrell is the very best kind of member, which accurately reflects his underlying persona as well.

    Cheers Darrell.
     
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    George Patton Canadian Refugee

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    I am very sad to hear this. I've only ever corresponded with him through private messages but he is a very knowledge, extremely friendly, and genuinely good guy. Best wishes from Canada!
     
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    A-58 Cool Dude

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    Hate to hear business such as this. Hopefully all goes well for Brother Belasar and his struggle.

    Come on back when you can Brother, we'll all be here pulling for and waiting for you.
     
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    Wishing you well, Belasar.
     
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    gtblackwell Well-Known Member Patron  

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    Who is going to keep order and peace now on a war forum ??? :) Seriously, the best sort of member, I had forgotten he was an administrator :). Belasar. I look forward to your stopping by and availing us of your always cogent and thoughtful knowledge.. Welcome to our lower ranks !!!

    Warmly,

    Gaines
     
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    Darrell, got you on my prayer list. You have always been a great friend and source of incredible knowledge for me over the years.
     
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    Nice to see you Darren even if it's in a concerning thread. Hope you can find the time to post again.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Hi Clem. Glad you decided to check in.
     
  19. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    I am very sorry indeed to hear of 'Belasars' health problems - he's always seemed an absolutely central part of this Forum to me.

    My very best wishes to him - and also thanks to Jeff for updating us.
     
  20. belasar

    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    Just spoke to Otto. Thank you all very much. I have had a change in my medications which have affected my detail vision. A little harder to post these days, so no long winded post for now (lucky you!).

    Be well and I will lurk as I can.

    Belasar
     
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