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Offline mike116

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Re: DD4lifeusmc (update)
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2019, 12:08:21 PM »

I found out today what I had suspected for some time.    DD4lifeusmc  passed away on July 23rd.   The executor of his Estate was supposed to let me know but failed to call me.  I tried to call him several times but did not get a hold of him until today.   He has a lot to deal with and calling me was not high on his priority list. 

Most people who dealt with DD on the gun forums never even knew his real name,  he was very private and protected his personal information vigorously.   I can say now that his name was Steve and that he left behind a legacy of generosity.     All of his leatherworking tools and equipment (a substantial amount) were donated to the Boys Home in Torrington Wyoming.   The rest of his Estate is being sold and all the proceeds are donated to the Wyoming "Toys for Tots" program that he devoted a lot of time and energy to.   The "Toys for Tots" program is a favorite charity of both the USMC and many "biker" organizations.   Steve's contribution to them will be substantial and will help out many children who would have nothing otherwise.

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Re: DD4lifeusmc (update)
« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2019, 01:24:47 PM »
Wow, what a nice guy!!  Thanks Mike!!


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Re: DD4lifeusmc (update)
« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2019, 04:38:39 PM »
I was hoping for happier news, but expecting the worst. It is not unexpected that DD would donate his equipment and estate proceeds to help the under-privileged. He will be (IS!) missed!

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Re: DD4lifeusmc (update)
« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2019, 05:26:55 PM »
A sad thing indeed.
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Re: DD4lifeusmc (update)
« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2019, 05:32:40 PM »
Damn I hate to hear that. He was a good man and will be missed.
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Re: DD4lifeusmc (update)
« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2019, 07:23:14 PM »
So sorry to hear this news, I bought quite a number of items from him over the years and he helped me load my video on this site. DD4lifeusmc will be greatly missed on this forum and others he was on. One really nice gentleman who gave all of us a fair deal when we purchased items from him.  And what a great thing for him to donate his estate to worthy causes.

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Re: DD4lifeusmc (update)
« Reply #36 on: September 12, 2019, 04:23:59 AM »
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Re: DD4lifeusmc (update)
« Reply #37 on: September 12, 2019, 10:44:41 AM »
Thanks for the update Mike.  Kneemail up for Steve.  He was a generous man and will be sorely missed.
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Re: DD4lifeusmc (update)
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Re: DD4lifeusmc (update)
« Reply #39 on: September 12, 2019, 12:04:50 PM »
Very sad news.
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Re: DD4lifeusmc (update)
« Reply #40 on: September 12, 2019, 01:04:25 PM »
Hi Mike, thank you for the update. DD was a fixture here and will be sorely missed by all.


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Re: DD4lifeusmc (update)
« Reply #41 on: September 13, 2019, 05:43:51 AM »
I will miss him.
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Re: DD4lifeusmc (update)
« Reply #42 on: September 13, 2019, 07:59:00 AM »
I am younger to this forum than most of you guys, but it is sad when a fellow shooting enthusiast and a fellow USMC veteran pass away. Vietnam is still killing but we who survive pray for those that done.
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Re: DD4lifeusmc (update)
« Reply #43 on: September 13, 2019, 10:03:52 AM »
Thanks for the update, sad news indeed.
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Re: DD4lifeusmc (update)
« Reply #44 on: September 13, 2019, 01:20:17 PM »
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places".  
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