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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:49 pm 
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I met Gary just briefly at Oshkosh a few years back. Seemed to be the kind of guy I knew for alot longer period of time, if that makes any sense. BTW, I just sent a donation in to the CAF/B-29 B-24 squadron in memory of Gary.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:14 pm 
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As I have bought some of Garys things it make me sad, as I also have been where he was before his death. Its not a place anyone wants to be and is not understood by people who have not been there. It is a very hard place to leave. I got the help I needed , I just wish Gary had too. I never met him yet I feel that I know him. He will live in my memories for ever!

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I knew this was the path Gary was headed down. We had talked about it several times over the last few years. These problems started a long time before he ever started working on warbirds. Two weeks to the day prior to this tragic incident, I spent about 8 hours at Gary's house. After that, we drove over to my parent's house in Big Spring and spent several more hours having dinner with my folks. During that last day I was at his house, while we were digging through the treasure trove of aviation junk he had, he made several statements that looking back, told me this would be the result. In retrospect, it wasn't a cry for help. He was telling me what he was going to do. Gary didn't want help. Gary was tired of this life.


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It is sad to hear this. I hope he is now flying all the places that he ever wanted to. He is one of those persons who always belonged in the air, and I just cannot believe this happened.





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