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Major Christopher Galloway Dead at [FReeper M1Tanker, RIP]
Flopping Aces ^ | 8/16/09 | OhioSA

Posted on 08/16/2009 10:33:19 AM PDT by OhioSA

"On June 30th Major Chris Galloway took his own life. He had come back from Afghanistan in April, and things just weren’t the same we’re told."

"Why’d we lose him? Who the hell knows. There is no rational reason for doing such a thing, so using reason to figure it out is both impossible and ineffectual. It accomplishes nothing. In the end, he’s still gone. For the sake of his wife, his kids, and for ourselves it’s better to remember him for who he was. Given that he was so much to so many, there’s a lot to think about. He was a husband, father, soldier, a writer for Flopping Aces, and I consider him my friend. We all consider him our friend. May God bless him and give him peace. He’s earned it."

(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: chrisgalloway; galloway; m1tanker; military; oefveterans; ptsd; rip; suicide
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I searched FR to see if anyone had posted this and I couldn't find anything. (If I missed it, I apologize.)

Major Galloway posted here at FR as M1Tanker since 2003. He was a contributor at Flopping Aces and also at Tanker Brothers. Rest in peace Chris.

1 posted on 08/16/2009 10:33:20 AM PDT by OhioSA
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To: OhioSA

This is a sad story, yet succinct and powerful in its brevity. Thank you so much for posting. Rest In Peace Major Galloway.


2 posted on 08/16/2009 10:38:05 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

A very sad story. RIP Major Galloway


3 posted on 08/16/2009 10:46:41 AM PDT by classified
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It was posted but no worries....the more people who know Chris the better:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2315113/posts


4 posted on 08/16/2009 10:48:03 AM PDT by Starman417
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To: OhioSA
As I said on the other thread.

RIP Major, you will be welcomed in Valhalla.

5 posted on 08/16/2009 10:49:45 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit The law will be followed, dammit!)
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To: OhioSA

Unspeakably sad. Rest in Peace.


6 posted on 08/16/2009 10:52:36 AM PDT by fullchroma (flag@whitehouse.gov: come and get me.)
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To: OhioSA

Terrible news.

RIP M1Tanker.


7 posted on 08/16/2009 11:18:42 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: OhioSA; Admin Moderator

Horrible news. Anyone out there with dark thoughts on leaving us prematurely: please reach out! - even something as simple as dropping any sane FReeper a mail.

Rest in peace, Chris. Your country owed you - and now your family - a debt of gratitude.

Admin Mod - can you add “(Freeper M1Tanker)” to the title? It should be made clear that we lost one of our own.


8 posted on 08/16/2009 11:25:44 AM PDT by Yossarian
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To: Starman417

Thanks Starman, my search skills are usually better. But you are right, more people should know Chris.


9 posted on 08/16/2009 11:26:13 AM PDT by OhioSA ("As long as there be war, I then must ask and aswer, am I worth dying for?")
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To: OhioSA

RIP Major Galloway. And thank you for your service and your sacrifice...


10 posted on 08/16/2009 11:35:06 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: OhioSA

RIP patriot


11 posted on 08/16/2009 11:36:08 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: OhioSA

How sad. Such beautiful children. Prayers.


12 posted on 08/16/2009 11:43:57 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: M1Tanker

Rest In Peace, Major Galloway, and our prayers are with your loved ones.


13 posted on 08/16/2009 11:51:17 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Why Does Obama Want Health Care in 4 Weeks When it Took Him 6 Months to Pick a Dog?)
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To: OhioSA

Damn. RIP fellow soldier.


14 posted on 08/16/2009 11:56:16 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Proud FR Mobster)
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To: OhioSA; Salvation; trussell; Brad's Gramma

I remember him.We will pray for him and his family in a special way on Tuesday.This is so sad.


15 posted on 08/16/2009 12:01:59 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: OhioSA; GOPJ; LucyT; Fred Nerks; Jeff Head; rodguy911; Las Vegas Ron; BP2; MHGinTN; STARWISE; ...

This is one of the saddest things I have seen in a while and his posts here on FR are chilling. I blame the Marxist in the WH for his death. After reading his posts, I know what he was going through. I wish he would have gotten help but I think the assault to his patriotism was just more than he could take. God bless him and prayers to his family.


16 posted on 08/16/2009 12:57:00 PM PDT by mojitojoe (Socialism is just the last “feel good” step on the path to Communism and its slavery. Lenin)
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To: mojitojoe

agreed and RIP fellow soldier


17 posted on 08/16/2009 1:00:34 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman -- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: mojitojoe
Thanks for the ping mojitojoe, a very sad story indeed.

What name did he post under here at FR?

18 posted on 08/16/2009 1:12:55 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Americans, just reading the bills and doing the jobs their representatives won't do)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

M1Tanker


19 posted on 08/16/2009 1:13:46 PM PDT by Brads Gramma (BG x 2 (and a heartbeat was heard today....))
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To: OhioSA; Kathy in Alaska; HiJinx

This is SO VERY SAD.......my prayers go to his wife and family...and ALL OF OUR MILITARY!!!!


20 posted on 08/16/2009 1:14:37 PM PDT by Brads Gramma (BG x 2 (and a heartbeat was heard today....))
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To: Brad's Gramma

Thank you :(


21 posted on 08/16/2009 1:15:55 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Americans, just reading the bills and doing the jobs their representatives won't do)
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To: OhioSA; Texas Termite; manna; Okies love Dubya 2; Fawnn; Harmless Teddy Bear; Kathy in Alaska; ...

We have a widow and her small children to pray for, folk...

Rest in His peace, Chris...


22 posted on 08/16/2009 1:15:55 PM PDT by Brads Gramma (BG x 2 (and a heartbeat was heard today....))
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To: Brad's Gramma

Terrible news.. I read the other thread earlier. PTSD is serious, and very real. So glad you pinged the prayer list. I also pray that this will increase prayers for those who
suffer from ptsd to get help from those who are very good at treating it.


23 posted on 08/16/2009 1:29:04 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~

Our Military need prayer....so very badly.


24 posted on 08/16/2009 1:29:41 PM PDT by Brads Gramma (BG x 2 (and a heartbeat was heard today....))
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Read the comments at Flopping Aces. His wife posted on there, so did some liberal troll. They don’t have a shred of decency!


25 posted on 08/16/2009 1:33:15 PM PDT by mojitojoe (Socialism is just the last “feel good” step on the path to Communism and its slavery. Lenin)
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To: Yossarian; Admin Moderator

The mods have said before that if you want to make sure they see a request that doing it through the abuse button will more likely bring it to their attention than just pinging them.

Since the change hasn’t been made, perhaps they haven’t seen it yet.

This is heartbreaking.

R.I.P Patriot, fellow American and fellow FReeper.


26 posted on 08/16/2009 1:35:06 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: greyfoxx39; WKB; Salvation

ping


27 posted on 08/16/2009 1:35:57 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: mojitojoe

I read some of the posts but for the sake of my monitor I left before I found the troll, besides, the screen must need to be cleaned, it got awful blurry :(


28 posted on 08/16/2009 1:46:13 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Americans, just reading the bills and doing the jobs their representatives won't do)
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To: mojitojoe

Thanks for the ping. Heartbraking. Damn, we need all the Patriots we have...RIP Fellow FReeper


29 posted on 08/16/2009 1:49:29 PM PDT by Beloved Levinite (I have a new name for the occupier of The Oval Office: KING FRAUD! (pronounced King "Faa-raud"))
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To: mojitojoe

... but thank you for pinging me.


30 posted on 08/16/2009 1:52:08 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: mojitojoe; 2LT Radix jr; 80 Square Miles; acad1228; AirForceMom; AliVeritas; aomagrat; ariamne; ...
Tragic .. so so sad. May he be at peace; Lord, comfort and sustain his grieving family.

His last post from Afghanistan last November

Excerpt:

"2. We have noticed that the tone of the reporting has changed dramatically since the election and the Animal Farm/1984ish antics of the leftist media are so transparent that we can only sit and laugh because crying out at the arrogance, bias, and stupidity is useless. I am still waiting for the media to use a less than flattering pose for the President Elect as they have for the current President all through the last 8 years!!!

The only poses I see are so engineered and flattering that even Stalin and “Kim the Ill” in Korea would be jealous. The pure sycophantism and worshipfulness by the media is disgusting beyond measure! The worst part is I know it will only get more so. (Sorry Scott, I do not think the media will ever stop with their blind worship and witch-hunts of critics)."


31 posted on 08/16/2009 2:12:58 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: OhioSA; 2ndDivisionVet

His last post - thanks janet napolitano and all the rest of you at Homeland Security only too ready to demonize your fellow citizens for being different than you - conservative... If Janet had been around in the 60’s she’d probably be spitting on our guys as they came home from war...


Wednesday, April 22, 2009 7:31:23 AM · 11 of 16
M1Tanker to 2ndDivisionVet

I have just returned from a tour in Afghanistan only to find that I am now considered a potential ‘terrorist’ by the DHS...

Meanwhile REAL terrorists from the left wing (ELF/ALF/PETA/ANSWER/ACT/ACORN/WWP/Code Pink/et al) and Islam (Jamal al Faqua, AQ, HAMAS, Hezbollah, Muslim Brotherhood, etc) are either causing real damage or planning major attacks and they are pointedly IGNORED. Some now receive government funding.

Un-freaking believable... Wait, considering the treason and collusion of the left in the past 8 years, very freaking believable, but still disgusting.


We’ll miss you, M1Tanker


32 posted on 08/16/2009 2:39:35 PM PDT by GOPJ ("Fishy rumors posters" Check 'em out:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2311664/posts)
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To: OhioSA

Prayers up!


33 posted on 08/16/2009 2:54:37 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Prayers - beyond your expectations.)
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To: Brad's Gramma; OhioSA

Prayers for the man’s family and for his soul. May the Lord have mercy on him and be with his family through this difficult time.


34 posted on 08/16/2009 3:32:58 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: OhioSA
Heavenly Father, you know the depths of our anguish and despair and how difficult it can be to find some sunshine in our darkest hours. Be now that ray of hope for a grieving widow and her children ... wrap them in the mantle of Your love, that they might be sustained. Thank You for the life of Major Christopher Galloway ... bring those most beautiful and brilliant memories of him to the hearts and minds of his family ... may the beauty of his life overcome the tragedy of his death. In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, may it be so, Amen ...
35 posted on 08/16/2009 3:39:26 PM PDT by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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To: OhioSA

May Major Christopher Galloway rest in God’s peace.

Prayers for and condolences to his widow, children, and his other family, friends, and fellow patriots in the military.


36 posted on 08/16/2009 4:01:20 PM PDT by Fawnn (ObservationalTheraPist.com and CookingWithPam.com person - Faith makes things possible, not easy.)
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To: OhioSA
I am so sorry to hear this....his family is in my prayers
37 posted on 08/16/2009 4:29:31 PM PDT by mystery-ak (gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: OhioSA; Brad's Gramma; STARWISE; MoJo2001; StarCMC; HiJinx; beachn4fun; laurenmarlowe; ...

TAPS

RIP Maj Christopher Galloway, USA (FReeper M1Tanker)


Amazing Grace

38 posted on 08/16/2009 4:31:11 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: OhioSA

Prayers for his family.


39 posted on 08/16/2009 4:34:26 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Live free or die.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

RIP. Thank you for your service to our Lord and Country. Prayers to your family.


40 posted on 08/16/2009 4:45:04 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Thanks for the ping Kathy in Alaska. I read this thread earlier and felt such sadness that I couldn't comment at that time. A tragedy and a great loss. I trust that Major Galloway is at peace now in the comfort of God's love. I pray that God comforts his family. I also pray that God comforts M1Tanker’s FR friends.
41 posted on 08/16/2009 4:46:52 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: Kathy in Alaska
RIP Major Christopher Galloway - may perpetual light shine upon him.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
42 posted on 08/16/2009 4:51:42 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: OhioSA

I have nothing to say!

Rip M1Tanker!


43 posted on 08/16/2009 5:02:50 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!)
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To: OhioSA
SOLDER REST GENTLY PRESSED
TO THE CALM MOTHER EARTHS WAITING BREST
DUTY DONE LIKE THE SUN GOING WEST

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SEMPER FI SOLDER, GOD BLESS

44 posted on 08/16/2009 5:07:50 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: OhioSA

He had his own reasons and whatever they were...they were his own and he dealt with them the only way he knew how. God bless his family and may he finally rest in PEACE.


45 posted on 08/16/2009 5:17:09 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: OhioSA

Rest in Peace M1Tanker, and thank you for your service sir.

May God bless and keep his family.
Tatt

And FReepers, please - every one of us feels the weight of these hard times, but remember, You are Not alone.


46 posted on 08/16/2009 5:24:37 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: Dubya
Dear God,
I hold Mrs. Galloway and her children up to Thee and humbly ask that You will Bless and comfort them during this very sad time in their lives.
In Jesus’ Name
AMEN

47 posted on 08/16/2009 5:32:31 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: OhioSA

So very sad to hear this news. May this HERO & FREEPER rest in peace!! My prayers going out to his family. He will be missed, but not forgotten!


48 posted on 08/16/2009 5:38:11 PM PDT by Ros42
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To: metmom; prairiebreeze; Beloved Levinite; TwelveOfTwenty; arderkrag; dixiebelle; raynearhood; ...

Baptist ping


49 posted on 08/16/2009 5:49:58 PM PDT by WKB (From "Handout" to "Bailout")
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To: OhioSA

Until we meet again

/crisp-salute


50 posted on 08/16/2009 6:17:40 PM PDT by sten
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