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Offline pianoman9701

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It's Already Been 3 Years Today - Still Missing Colockumelk
« on: April 23, 2016, 08:40:58 AM »
Thanks to Aaron Blanchard for giving it all for us 3 years ago today. What a mixed up and sad day that was. Thank you to Karl and Michael, and the rest of Aaron's family for their sacrifices for our great nation. I can't imagine what they've been through. I know we all miss Colockumelk, dearly.
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Re: It's Already Been 3 Years Today - Still Missing Colockumelk
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2016, 08:56:32 AM »
It's hard to believe it's been that long. Time flies. RIP.
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Re: It's Already Been 3 Years Today - Still Missing Colockumelk
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2016, 08:58:06 AM »
RIP, Aaron.

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Re: It's Already Been 3 Years Today - Still Missing Colockumelk
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2016, 08:58:24 AM »
It's hard to believe it has been that long, I know there was a HUGE outpouring of support by the people on this board for his family and loved ones left behind.  Might be nice to get some sort of update if possible.

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Re: It's Already Been 3 Years Today - Still Missing Colockumelk
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2016, 09:22:29 AM »
It's hard to believe it has been that long, I know there was a HUGE outpouring of support by the people on this board for his family and loved ones left behind.  Might be nice to get some sort of update if possible.
i remember that day and the incredible amount of giving from this forum, RIP.
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Re: It's Already Been 3 Years Today - Still Missing Colockumelk
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2016, 09:24:10 AM »
I hope he is Killing monster bulls in Heaven!!

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Re: It's Already Been 3 Years Today - Still Missing Colockumelk
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2016, 09:38:07 AM »
I stop every time I go that way and pay my respects. :salute:
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Re: It's Already Been 3 Years Today - Still Missing Colockumelk
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2016, 10:13:53 AM »
Right on, Plat. I've never been there. Where is it?
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Re: It's Already Been 3 Years Today - Still Missing Colockumelk
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2016, 10:45:23 AM »
It is amazing that it has been that long.  He paid that ultimate price for our freedom, Semper Fi brother.

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Re: It's Already Been 3 Years Today - Still Missing Colockumelk
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2016, 10:54:05 AM »
Right on, Plat. I've never been there. Where is it?

WA. St. Veterans cemetery near cheney. It's nice there with awesome views.
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Re: It's Already Been 3 Years Today - Still Missing Colockumelk
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2016, 12:03:16 PM »
A Memorial day bump for the ole Colockumelk. RIP Aaron.
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Re: It's Already Been 3 Years Today - Still Missing Colockumelk
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2016, 12:20:42 PM »
RIP Captain. :salute:

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Re: It's Already Been 3 Years Today - Still Missing Colockumelk
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2016, 02:46:54 PM »
 Never forget!
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Re: It's Already Been 3 Years Today - Still Missing Colockumelk
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2016, 05:18:20 PM »
RIP Captain. :salute:

 :yeah: My little brother and Aaron went to school and ROTC together. I never met him and just knew him from the forum, but it's a damn shame that we have lost so many good people like him over in the big sandbox. My brother is over there now and I seen he posted a picture of Aaron on his Facebook page this morning remembering Aaron. My thoughts are with BLR and the rest of Aaron's family today and I'm truly thankful for Aaron and all of the others that have made the ultimate sacrifice, so the rest of us can continue to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
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Re: It's Already Been 3 Years Today - Still Missing Colockumelk
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2016, 06:37:31 PM »
Thank you for protecting us Sir.  RIP Captain! 
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Re: It's Already Been 3 Years Today - Still Missing Colockumelk
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2016, 12:55:15 AM »
RIP Colockumelk.
We had our differences, but miss our discussions.  :tup:
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Re: It's Already Been 3 Years Today - Still Missing Colockumelk
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2016, 06:03:25 AM »
I've been on the small FOB he was at a few times, was strange the first time knowing this is where it was. And it isn't a big area they have the aircraft.

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Re: It's Already Been 3 Years Today - Still Missing Colockumelk
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2016, 06:09:03 AM »
RIP Aaron!!

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Re: It's Already Been 3 Years Today - Still Missing Colockumelk
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2016, 06:35:10 AM »
RIP Capt. Thank you.
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Re: It's Already Been 3 Years Today - Still Missing Colockumelk
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2017, 10:36:35 AM »
Saw this not sure if it had been posted
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Re: It's Already Been 3 Years Today - Still Missing Colockumelk
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2017, 11:23:41 AM »
:tup:
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Re: It's Already Been 3 Years Today - Still Missing Colockumelk
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2017, 12:24:00 PM »
RIP Our Hero..!!!!   :salute:

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Re: It's Already Been 3 Years Today - Still Missing Colockumelk
« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2017, 01:18:25 PM »
Never met him personally
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Re: It's Already Been 3 Years Today - Still Missing Colockumelk
« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2017, 07:18:59 AM »
I, like many others here, still think of Aaron frequently. He's in our hearts, Karl, as are all of your family.
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Re: It's Already Been 3 Years Today - Still Missing Colockumelk
« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2017, 01:38:11 PM »
Rest in peace sir. Thank you for protecting our freedoms.

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Re: It's Already Been 3 Years Today - Still Missing Colockumelk
« Reply #26 on: May 29, 2017, 10:38:44 PM »
I am free only because thousands of brave Americans have given their lives for me...  RIP
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Re: It's Already Been 3 Years Today - Still Missing Colockumelk
« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2018, 11:33:15 AM »
 Thank You for your service and tremendous sacrifice Mr Blanchard and family. Doesn't seem like it's been 5 years
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