I just learned of Andy's passing and I'm having a hard time registering this. Andy was a larger than life influence for me. As you know, he picked me up from the airport my first day in Panama. He was my sponsor in my first infantry assignment and truly set the standard and example of how a a professional officer should lead soldiers and be expert in his craft. I also enjoyed the example he set off duty living life to it's fullest, making friends and having adventures. My memories with him, (and you, Jaykee, and your Mom as roommates), later at Fort Ord, and then again while Joan and I were at UT Austin, are memories I'll cherish. He was like a brother to me. I loved him and truly miss him.
Thom, Joan and the boys (Rob, Will, Ben, and Sam)
He lived a great life of service to others. It all started at St. Mary's academy. God bless the family especially the children.
I worked with Andy briefly in recent years, and my heart is broken in hearing of the loss of this great, great man. The world was a much better place with Andy in it. Wishing your family peace and comfort in knowing he will always be in your hearts, and the hearts of many. Blessings...
Kim, I just read Andrew's memorial. I am so sorry! Crossing paths with you guys over the past 16 or so years was ALWAYS wonderful as I could count on a warm greeting with glorious SMILES. I will hold you and your children in my daily prayers. "Those who die still live in our presence, Their lives change but do not end."
My dearest Kim and family,
Words cannot express my deepest sorrow for your loss. I am here if you need anything (I am back in DS). May peace and comfort surround all of you during this time of grief. Love always