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It has been brought to our attention that Robin Ray passed away last week for a long term illness.

 

Robin, who was Jack's Son here on USMF, was a very advanced collector and many here consider him a friend. He was a member here for a long time and his posts were always very interesting.

 

Rest In Peace Robin.

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What??? Good golly...that's shocking to hear! I really did enjoy spending time with him in person, he was quite a character!

Only a weak society needs government protection or intervention before it pursues its resolve to preserve the truth. Truth needs neither handcuffs nor a badge for its vindication. -Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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Privately, I got along great with Robin. He emailed me every couple months also to touch base. This is indeed sad news.

"There is no such thing as an expert, only students with different levels of education."
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I liked Robin

He was always fun to read

Met him several times at shows and he was always ok to have a chat with

Seen him last at the asmic show in San Diego several years ago

Will be missed by many

 

Owen

 

 

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Robin was a very easygoing guy to talk to - he will be missed

 

Bill

"The Americans on this Island are not ordinary troops, but Marines, a special force recruited from jails and insane asylums for blood lust." -Japanese Newspaper found during the Battle of Guadalcanal - "They Got That Right!!" Chesty Puller

 

 

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This is a shock to hear. Truly sad news. :(

 

Condolences to his family in this heartbreaking time. RIP.

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*

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Saddened to hear of the passing of a legacy in the collecting field.. I had the pleasure of talking to Robin on the phone for a few hours once, talking about the process to get NARA records. He set me in the right direction and I will forever be grateful for his willingness to pass his knowledge and expertise onto others..

May his family rest in the assurance that he is no longer in pain or suffering, he is looking down on us all smiling and we can look forward to seeing Robin again when we join up in Heaven.

May God Bless and keep Robin's wife and son comforted in knowing that Robin is in peace..

 

Leigh

"Pain is only Weakness Leaving the Body"

MSG Leigh E Smith Jr
US Army (Retired)

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Condolences to Robins family and all his on line friends and family....

 

Spent a couple hours looking over one of Robins topics he started.

 

I know this was one of his favorites.

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/83579-okayshow-yourself/

In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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Great post Ron

One less Santa this year

 

 

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Thanks Owen

 

So true....one of many no longer here.

In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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Wow. I had a few nice exchanges with him offline and if I recall correctly, I bought more than a few pieces from him.

I do not profess to be a militaria expert, but I conduct as much research as I am capable of and then write about my findings.
Check out my blogs, The Veteran's Collection (general militaria) and Chevrons and Diamonds (military baseball)

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Sad to hear this heartbreaking news.

 

Robin and Ian started a different forum over at Allied Militaria Forum and were active over there. Robin was a lively and humorous collector and will be greatly missed.

 

RIP and prayers sent to his family.

 

Chris

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Sad news! Quite a collector and quite a character. R.I.P. Robin

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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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