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#1 FJRay

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 04:24 PM


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AethonFJR lost his battle with cancer this afternoon. He wasn't on the forum a lot but he was an avid rider and a great neighbor. Some of you may remember him from NAFO. That was his last ride and he smiled every time we talked about it. The shits is that his cancer was linked to Agent Orange exposure in Viet Nam. R.I.P.
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Posted 10 April 2009 - 04:44 PM

Another American Hero at rest before his time - may the Good Lord be with him and his family always!

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 04:47 PM

so sorry to hear about the loss, our prayers are with his family and friends.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 04:48 PM

sorry to hear of your friends death. hope the best for his family.
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Posted 10 April 2009 - 05:08 PM

RIP Aethon. Glad to hear that at least he got to go to NAFO and enjoy the ride. Hopefully, he's in a better place now and enjoying Colorado Rockies twisties without law enforcement restrictions. He obviously gave a lot* for this country.







*That agent orange problem has angered me for a long time. Lost a childhood friend about 6 years ago after a LONG battle with health related problems from that. Best athlete I ever knew, but a couple years after he got back from Nam, his health was gone. Like your friend, Mike had the most amazing attitude all his life. I was always awed by that.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 05:20 PM

My Condolences. Godspeed.
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Posted 10 April 2009 - 05:38 PM

The friggin war that never seems to go away, takes away another patriot, years later. My condolences to his family and friends from another Vet.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 05:44 PM

Ray sorry to hear my regards to all afectted.
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Posted 10 April 2009 - 05:47 PM

Sorry to hear of this, Ray. Met him a couple times here and there. Seemed like a great guy. Best wishes to you and his family.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 06:00 PM

Peace to you Aethon.

Thank you Ray.


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Posted 10 April 2009 - 06:10 PM

Sorry to hear this news. Best wishes to his family.
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Posted 10 April 2009 - 06:22 PM

RIP Aethon. Thanks to another Great American who ultimately sacraficed his life so we can live like we do. My condolences to his frinds annd family.
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Posted 10 April 2009 - 06:31 PM

Condolences to all and his family.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 07:25 PM

I meant to ask you how he was doing. Dang! He was a great guy. I will always remember the time we spent, after NAFO, in Cortez, CO and the ride through the Natural Bridges N.P. He was quite a gentleman and it's our loss.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 08:18 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. sad.gif

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 08:36 PM

So sad.... My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family. RIP... sad.gif
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Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:24 PM

This part of a grateful nation sends sincere condolences and stands alongside in grief for this loss, and hopes for gentle healing for his family and friends.
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Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:36 PM

Rest In Peace. Thank you for serving our country.
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Posted 10 April 2009 - 10:24 PM

Sorry to hear that Ray, Godspeed AethonFJR.
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Posted 11 April 2009 - 02:18 AM

Condolences to you and his family. Sad news for sure.