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Man, that's terrible. I don't know him any more than his books.

But I agree, no parent should have to deal with this, especially something as senseless as a nutjob deciding to go on his own jihad by doing something so cowardly and despicable.

Lee Bishop Formerly known as "Ratchet 5" with the 2nd Infantry Division (yes, in REAL life)

US WW2 War Correspondent collector

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Terrible news. Mark is a stand-up guy.


Sincere condolences and prayers.




Always interested in the 166th Infantry, 42nd Division, A.E.F.

Quality WW1 studio portraits and real photo postcards of Distinguished Service Cross recipients; showing steel helmets; or other interesting content.

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The Meatcan

Condolences to Mark, and all families, struck by this horrible act.


to all who have served!


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Manchu Warrior

I don't even know what to say so I will just keep all those affected by this senseless violence in my prayers.

In memory of.....
SSG Jarred S Fontenot US Army KIA Baghdad, Iraq 10-18-07 RIP my friend-Charlie Three Three Delta Out


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Kurt Barickman


At a loss for words right now. Remember meeting your son at your house many years ago and am so sad for you and your family. Please let any of us in the collecting community know if there is anything we can do. God Bless you.


Kurt Barickman

My hobby is my job and my job is my hobby. High School and University History Instructor

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Just awful. I can't even imagine losing my child. Keeping you and your family in my prayers...Andy



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Looking for the following Items:
Original WWII SSI (all services)

Original Theater made OEF/OIF Patches


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Gosh, I cant even listen to this. What a tragedy. May God have mercy on this country.


Here is a video interview as well.



Actively collecting:

13th USAAF uniforms and groups/medal groups!

307th BG, 5th BG, 11th BG, 42nd BG

Also looking for:

WWII Far East Air Force uniforms/groups!

Any Pacific Army Air Force Groups to 5th, 7th, 10th, 14th, 20th AAF

Collecting CBI and ATC Pacific Army Air Force groups




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My condolences to Mark and his family.

His son is in my thoughts today.

Collecting WWI 26th Division Machine Gun and Infantry related Helmets, Equipment, Groupings, Photos and Dog Tags!


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Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of grief. We can understand what you are going through. We lost our daughter back in February, God bless you.

George & Dale

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My thoughts and prayers for Mark ,his son and family, will light a candle at mass on Sunday...









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Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers, May your son rest in peace.

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To the Bando family. We are so sorry to hear of your senseless loss. May God welcome Christopher into his arms and give peace to your family. Bob & Chris Chesarek

- Dedicated to my Uncle Ches -

General Ferdinand Joseph Chesarek

United States Army
Feb. 18, 1914 to Nov. 20, 1993


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I am sorry for the tragic loss of your young son. Thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and all those affected.

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My sympathies and prayers go out to Mr. Bando and his family.



704th Tank Destroyer Battalion





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My condolences to you and yours Mark

Looking for for 37th Division

VietNam and earlier Special Forces &

USS Hemminger DE 746 items

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