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Sam Barris




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PostPosted: Sat 04 Feb, 2006 9:31 pm    Post subject: Many partings         Reply with quote

"I wish to make an ANNOUNCEMENT. I regret to announce… that this is the END. I am going. I am leaving NOW. GOOD-BYE!"
-Bilbo Baggins

Alas, this has nothing to do with the arms and armour hobby, and for that I apologize. I just wanted to take a moment and bid you all farewell. This is a wonderful community, and I shall miss it. The time has come for a long expected deployment. A plane bound for Bahrain leaves within the hour and I shall be aboard. I will spend most of the next six months in the Middle East, doing VBSS missions and whatever else may be required. However, the sea is vast and ships aren't generally known for being stationary. There are always pirates off the coast of Africa to hunt should we get bored guarding offshore oil rigs. Happy

If my last trip to the Gulf is any indication, I can't imagine that I'll have any internet access for many moons to come. If all goes well, I expect to return sometime in late Summer or early Autumn.

Farewell.

Pax,
Sam Barris

"Any nation that draws too great a distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards, and its fighting done by fools." —Thucydides
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Gabriel Lebec
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PostPosted: Sat 04 Feb, 2006 9:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Best of health, safety, success, and good old fashioned luck to you on your deployment. May you return soon to enjoy the peace of collecting weapons not intended for modern use. Happy
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Joe Fults




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PostPosted: Sat 04 Feb, 2006 9:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Be safe and well during your adventure.
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Jean Thibodeau




Location: Montreal,Quebec,Canada
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PostPosted: Sat 04 Feb, 2006 11:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sam;

Well be careful out there, as careful as one can be under the circumstances.

If you have access to the internet try to keep in touch and let us know that you are O.K. and sort of keep in touch with what is being discussed here even if your participation can only be minimal: It may help keeping in touch with hobbies during down time to preserve a sense of some normalcy or control over one's life. I know during some stressful times in the past posting and reading here was very good for the nerves.

All the best. Big Grin

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Jeff Larsen




Location: Austin, TX
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PostPosted: Sun 05 Feb, 2006 4:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Sam,

Take care while you are over there. We'll still be here when you come home. Best wishes for s safe trip and stay overseas.

Stay safe and watch your back,

Jeff
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PostPosted: Sun 05 Feb, 2006 5:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Until we meet again ....

Happy Trails, Sam Wise Barris
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Lee O'Hagan




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PostPosted: Sun 05 Feb, 2006 6:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Be Safe Sam and best wishes,
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Steve Grisetti




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PostPosted: Sun 05 Feb, 2006 6:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sam - As I write this, I suppose that you are well on your way. But know that you are in our prayers.
"...dismount thy tuck, be yare in thy preparation, for thy assailant is quick, skilful, and deadly."
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M. Taylor




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PostPosted: Sun 05 Feb, 2006 3:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

God speed, sir. Stay safe, serve with honor; I'm sure you will. Keep in touch (if at all possibel) and let us know how you are doing.
"Only people not able to grow tall from their own efforts and achievements seek to subdue their fellow man."
"Only people not being able to find comfort in their own mind seek to silence others. " - Per Bylund
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Edward Hitchens




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PostPosted: Sun 05 Feb, 2006 6:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Good luck Sam. We'll pray for you. Thanks for serving. Happy

Ted

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B. Stark
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PostPosted: Sun 05 Feb, 2006 10:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

From one former squid to another: Farewell, and fallowing seas.
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Jonathan Blair




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PostPosted: Mon 06 Feb, 2006 3:10 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The LORD bless you, and keep you: the LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: the LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.
"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword." - The Lord Jesus Christ, from The Gospel According to Saint Matthew, chapter x, verse 34, Authorized Version of 1611
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Bill Duncan




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PostPosted: Mon 06 Feb, 2006 1:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Good luck and Gods speed on your way home.
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Lloyd Clark




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PostPosted: Tue 07 Feb, 2006 7:10 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Fair Winds and Following Seas, Shipmate.
Cheers,

Lloyd Clark
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