In searching for former Marines I came upon this page. I served with Gary in the Marine Corps. We went through radio school together at San Diego in 1968 and 1969. We were both Aviation Radio Repairmen. Later in 1970 I served with Gary again as his Shotgun rider when we picked up and returned Vietnamese civilian to and from our base at Marble Mountain. I am sorry to see that he is gone.
Semper Fi old buddy.
My dear Gary, today is your 65th birthday and I find myself missing you more every day. I have additional heartache as this is the first Mothers day with Mom. I feel like this is such a double whammy. I know you would tell me not to be sad but to remember all the good times we shared but the ones with Mom as well. Please give her a big hug for me and tell her how much I miss not only today but every day.
I know you won't be alone as Sam and your parents will be there with you.
Continue to watch over me as I forge ahead with this new life without you.
Love you now and forever.
2-22-13 to 2-22-14
Well Gary it has been year since you left us so suddenly. I miss you more and more as each day passes. A day does not go by that I don't wish for one more hug, one more kiss and one more talk. I have learned to not be afraid to try new adventures, enjoy every day and pay it foward when ever I can. Continue to watch over me as I learn to navigate this journey called life without you. Love you forever and ever.
One year ago today, you went away. Gone but not forgotten. Until we see you again my friend...
You were a great friend to my father Charlie Brown. I remember all the times you two would laugh and spend time together. Please give him a hug for me. My prayers go out to your family.