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July 19, 2018

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July 19, 2017
I never met the man, but have been inspired by the stories of his accomplishments and generosity during the Texas 200.
July 16, 2017
I first met John in 1998, and we worked together for many years. He was loyal, honest, dependable to say the very least. Truly a person of principle. Little wonder knowing his parents Ed and Marge. I never knew John to have a bad word to say about any body. John would give anyone the shirt off his back. He loved animals and they loved him.

God speed John...you will be missed. Myra and I look forward to seeing you again and having a long visit on down the road.

George L. Vaught
Austin, Texas
July 15, 2017
I worked with John for 7 years early in my career. He was always willing to share his knowledge of military history, firearms trivia and advice, as well as Red River Wars reenactment and boating stories. He was a collector of cavalry carbines and he told me everything about his collection; many times bringing a large part of his collection for show and tell. He taught me many things, even teaching me how to cast bullets for numerous antique rifles. I am very happy he took part in the Texas 200. I remember him talking about his plans at great length. Read his trip report on his first Texas 200 trip here:

http://www.duckworksmagazine.com/12/outings/alesch/index1.html

He was a good friend and I will miss him.
July 15, 2017
A man with a kind and giving heart. In honor of his memory.

I was a soldier
Iam an old warrior
I love thy Lord
I care for my family
I will protected my home
I will defendedour country

I was a soldier
Iaman old warrior
Iwant what isright
Idemand justice
I wantpeace
I will fight forfreedom

I was a soldier
Iam an oldwarrior
I will passaway
I will give up my weapons
I will give up my gear
I will pass these to the young

I was a soldier
I am an old warrior
Isay burn my remains
Iask the Texaswind blow my ashes
I will go to Fiddlers Green
I shall rest among my brothers

Barry Faltesek