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Clint (brndirt1)

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  1. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Patron  

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    I was thinking of Clint today and thought I'd post here. It's been five years, but I still have fond memories of a man I never met. His commentary and debates with those he disagreed with are still fresh in my memory. Clint's contributions to this website were always thoughtful and backed by sources. He sent me books he thought I'd enjoy and we spoke on the phone several times. His wealth of knowledge, not only of WW2, was immense. I still miss him.
     
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    So do I! I "met" him on the now defunct History Channel Forums. He persuaded me to come to this forum and I did. He and I had several good debates over the years and I never got the feeling he was looking down his nose at me or trying to demean me at all. He was very respectful and I always tried, and succeeded I think, to be equally respectful. We were both westerners so we had a common bond.
     
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    USMCPrice Idiot at Large Patron  

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    I ran across one of his posts a week or so ago and thought about him. He was a great guy and I for one remember him fondly, so as long as he lives in our memories he's still around.
     
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    rkline56 USS Oklahoma City CG5 Patron  

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    Very nice words from all.
    I could not agree more.
     
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    belasar Court Jester Staff Member Patron  

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    One of the best we ever had here and even when he disagreed with my opinion he did so with great class and grace. He was also usually correct:)
     
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    Clint was awesome.
     
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    gtblackwell Well-Known Member Patron  

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    I am a relative newcomer here compare to all of you but he made an immediate impression on me. A wealth of fact-based knowledge delivered in a thoughtful manner with respect. I do not possess the depth of knowledge about WW2 that most of you have, nor Clint, more of a long time interest but he. and all of you certainly enrich my life. I spent an enormous amount of time working and having this forum to read is a joy. Clint epitomized that good feeling.
     
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    Every now and then I'll pull up one of his post. And each time we pass through Billings Montana I think of Clint. (Once or twice a year ) His stories reminded me of my favorite writer, Patrick McManus. Just a regular cowboy doin' cowboy thangs.

    RIP Brndirt1.
     
  9. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    It's trite, but I sincerely, ruefully miss a man I never met nor lay eyes on.

    Cheers to the Saddle Tramp.
     
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    formerjughead The Cooler King

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    He and Carl (C.Evans) were a riot, I miss them both.
    Tommy Urqh was a hoot as well
     
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