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Fair Winds and Following Seas~68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub has passed~Memorial Service Info Post #917
The Canteen Crew

Posted on 06/12/2007 7:18:59 PM PDT by MoJo2001

The FReeper Canteen Crew sadly announces the passing of Mr. Tonkin. (68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub).

If you would like to leave a message for his family, please direct them to amom.

Also, we ask that you send prayers to amom, his son Matthew, family, and friends.

We love you, Mr. Tonkin. Say 'hello' to Texas Cowboy for all of us.

You're missed and will never be forgotten.

 

We hope to make this an online memorial book for his family.

Details will be provided later regarding funeral services.

 

 

 


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To: MoJo2001; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Brad's Gramma; LUV W; alpha-8-25-02
You will Never be Forgotten, Tonk; you are Dearly Loved.

Godspeed, Until we can All Meet Around God's Throne.


701 posted on 06/13/2007 12:55:35 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: MoJo2001

God Bless
702 posted on 06/13/2007 1:03:36 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: SandRat
Oh no. Your long fight is over, Tonk. Time for you to rest in peace. The rest of us will keep it going until we come to join you.

God bless you, tonk.

703 posted on 06/13/2007 1:04:21 PM PDT by cake_crumb (May I never live to see the day America has a 'popular war'. God bless our troops.)
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To: MoJo2001

His insightful contributions will be missed. Condolences and prayers to his family.


704 posted on 06/13/2007 1:09:18 PM PDT by astounded
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To: MoJo2001

Prayers for his family.

Funny how the character of a person comes through even over the internet. He was a person of good character and those of us on FR will definitely feel the void.


705 posted on 06/13/2007 1:17:17 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe ("I'll see you at the bill signing" - Pres Bush)
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To: amom

A good man who will be greatly missed.

Well done, Tonk. RIP


706 posted on 06/13/2007 1:21:38 PM PDT by viaveritasvita (The Grace of God has appeared, bringing Salvation to all men. Titus 2:11)
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To: MoJo2001

RIP, Friend.


707 posted on 06/13/2007 1:21:39 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: MoJo2001
First, thank you MoJo for the ping. Sad news indeed.

Rest in peace gentle friend. We will be honored to shoulder your burden.

708 posted on 06/13/2007 1:31:28 PM PDT by Amerigomag
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To: MoJo2001

I am so very sorry - did not even know he was sick. I have always had great respect for his efforts on FR. I never remember anything, anything that was rude, crude, or over the top.

Thank you Mr. Tonkin - indeed you will be missed.


709 posted on 06/13/2007 1:34:50 PM PDT by ClancyJ
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To: MarineBrat

What an absolutely beautiful salute.


710 posted on 06/13/2007 1:35:27 PM PDT by ClancyJ
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; amom; MoJo2001; uglybiker
Prayers extended and thanks to Tonky for his service to our country, for all the time he spent sharing his knowledge and expertise here on Free Republic and for his undying love for our great country.

God please Bless our dear FRiend 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub, and please Bless his family and friends.

Rest in peace, Tonky!

711 posted on 06/13/2007 1:36:54 PM PDT by bd476
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To: uglybiker; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; amom; MoJo2001
Uglybiker, thank you for the beautiful prayer posted in memory of Tonky.

712 posted on 06/13/2007 1:38:43 PM PDT by bd476
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To: amom

68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub,

Brian, I am gonna miss you. You always gave me sound advice.
Your wisdom is what I will miss most.

Prayers for your family.

Salute.

Jet Jaguar


713 posted on 06/13/2007 1:41:42 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: MoJo2001

From another sail, farewell, shipmate...


714 posted on 06/13/2007 1:46:01 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: MoJo2001
Thanks for the ping.

So very sorry to hear this news. Had hoped he would recover. God bless his family.

715 posted on 06/13/2007 1:53:30 PM PDT by Boxsford
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To: MoJo2001; amom

RIP, shipmate. You will be missed.


716 posted on 06/13/2007 2:12:29 PM PDT by octobersky
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To: Vroomfondel; SC Swamp Fox; Fred Hayek; NY Attitude; P3_Acoustic; Bean Counter; investigateworld; ...
SONOBUOY PING!

Navair Ping List, Attention!

Present arms!

Farewell, brother!

Order arms!

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Post or FReepmail me if you wish to be enlisted in or discharged from the Navair Pinglist.
This is a medium volume pinglist.

717 posted on 06/13/2007 2:25:41 PM PDT by magslinger (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors. And miss. R.A.Heinlein)
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To: LUV W; MoJo2001; All
So very sad.

My thoughts and prayers are with Brian and his loved ones. Tonkin has been missed for so long, was praying that all would be OK with him, sadly...that was not to be, but I know Brian is in a beautiful place now.

Rest In Peace, Tonkin. Thankful that we met in the Canteen many years ago. There is a Freeper Heaven, with a whole lot of chatting going on, bless all of you.

Thank you for the ping, LUV W.

Colleen

718 posted on 06/13/2007 2:35:37 PM PDT by deadhead (God Bless Our Troops and Veterans)
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To: magslinger

Thanks for the ping. May he rest in peace.


719 posted on 06/13/2007 2:43:57 PM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: Calpernia

darn it, you went and used that blurry font again. :) Thank you so much for posting that; I cannot believe I had not seen it before.


720 posted on 06/13/2007 2:47:50 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Brian J. Marotta, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub, (1948-2007) Rest In Peace, our FRiend)
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To: MoJo2001

Sad news this, but now his R&R lasts forever.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Tet68.


721 posted on 06/13/2007 2:50:02 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: MoJo2001

Thanks for the ping. Now his soul is at rest. I being a rather newbie here did not have the honor of conversing with him over the years. I can imagine how much he is missed by many that grew to know him.


722 posted on 06/13/2007 2:54:33 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: MoJo2001

Thank you for informing us of this sad event. It came to be that some posts were so excellent, on point, and worthy of massive pinging, that I’d automatically guess the screen name before I read it. They were usually Tonk’s, and I miss his fine work.


723 posted on 06/13/2007 2:56:56 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: deadhead

You’re welcome.

Amen...he is with TC, Flyer and God...good crowd to be with.


724 posted on 06/13/2007 3:05:46 PM PDT by LUV W (IF STANDING FOR LIBERTY IN THE WORLD MAKES ME A DISSIDENT, I WEAR THAT TITLE WITH PRIDE. GWB -07)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

What wonderful pictures of this hero of ours, Kathy!

Thank you for sharing them and his story.


725 posted on 06/13/2007 3:12:38 PM PDT by LUV W (IF STANDING FOR LIBERTY IN THE WORLD MAKES ME A DISSIDENT, I WEAR THAT TITLE WITH PRIDE. GWB -07)
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To: MoJo2001

Farewell Freeper friend.

You will be missed.


726 posted on 06/13/2007 3:13:14 PM PDT by henbane
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To: MoJo2001
He is finally at peace.

My prayers for his family.

727 posted on 06/13/2007 3:16:04 PM PDT by EsmeraldaA
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To: amom

May you find comfort in knowing that the angels are smiling because Mr. Tonkin is among them now.

Blessings and peace.


728 posted on 06/13/2007 3:20:31 PM PDT by jtill (Lord, please keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth!)
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To: Calpernia

I managed to keep it out of my mind all day today, with just a couple of slips, but I managed to stay on top. Good thing, too, because I just burst into tears several times last night.

So grateful to have known him, guided by his conviction, strengthened by his example-he will be with us all the days of our lives

and we are richer for it.


729 posted on 06/13/2007 3:33:33 PM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: amom
But it was he, who captured me, instantly. ♥
730 posted on 06/13/2007 3:35:09 PM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: freema

I cried too.


731 posted on 06/13/2007 3:37:04 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: amom

I just realized I have neglected to let you know I am praying for you and yours. Tonkin was a dear friend to me. I only knew him from online, but he was always so kind. I will miss him


732 posted on 06/13/2007 4:05:35 PM PDT by trussell
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To: MoJo2001; amom

Thanks so much MoJo2001 for the update!

Rest in Peace Mr. Tonkin, you will be missed abundantly!!

My deepest condolences to his family and prayers going up for his family during this time.


733 posted on 06/13/2007 4:07:38 PM PDT by Wandaroos
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To: MoJo2001

I send my prayers for Tonkin’s family and friends on the loss of their loved one who gave this country so much of himself.


734 posted on 06/13/2007 4:08:46 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: MoJo2001

Blessings to the fam.


735 posted on 06/13/2007 4:09:19 PM PDT by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; Afronaut; AgentEcho; ...
You can tell a lot about a person by who and where they hang out... and what folks say after they are no longer around.

FR has lost a good friend, and this nation, a solid citizen and a foul-weather patriot. RIP Brian.

FRom the FR at Nascar weekly thread from Michigan.


This thread is dedicated to the memory of 68-69 Tonkin Gulf Yatch Club...
Rest in peace Brian.
Thank you for your service and your friendship.

The FR Canteen

God Bless Our Troops

736 posted on 06/13/2007 4:15:01 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... For want of a few good men, a once great nation was lost.)
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To: NormsRevenge; Dead Corpse; All

I’ve probably gotten five pings for this thread. I normally don’t ignore pings, but this time, I just found it too hard to read.

I didn’t know him, never posted to him, but I read a lot of his posts, and know he was worthy of everything good.

All I can do is wish him Godspeed, and ask that his family be comforted.


737 posted on 06/13/2007 4:22:03 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Who does Paris Hilton think she is? A Kennedy?)
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To: NormsRevenge; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub

RIP Brian.

I knew ya just a little, but you helped me when I needed some.


738 posted on 06/13/2007 4:22:50 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NormsRevenge

Well done Norm, I find it most impressive that an internet community such as ours can spit and fight on just about any topic, however, we all pull together and support our own when the times are tough.

G


739 posted on 06/13/2007 4:27:01 PM PDT by GRRRRR ("We the people..." say NO AMNESTY!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; NYTexan
You can tell a lot about a person by who and where they hang out...

Very true. Wonderful dedication to all you fine people at the NASCAR thread.

740 posted on 06/13/2007 4:34:48 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: MoJo2001
First chance I've had to post from my computer today. Haven't even read this entire thread, but will now.



Good bye, Brian. Catch up with you later.

741 posted on 06/13/2007 4:36:25 PM PDT by cake_crumb (May I never live to see the day America has a 'popular war'. God bless our troops.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Thanks for the ping Norm. Tonk was on my prayer list until yesterday and his family remains there.


742 posted on 06/13/2007 4:41:51 PM PDT by SouthTexas
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To: MoJo2001

May the Lord welcome him with open arms and the words all believers will hear one day, “Well done good and faithful servant.”


743 posted on 06/13/2007 4:43:56 PM PDT by Grunthor (Imwithfred.com)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
"VOW to the 58,000 + Brothers and Sisters on The Viet Nam Wall who never came home and to those who died at home from injuries and from broken hearts. I will do everything I LEGALLY can to expose Hanoi Kerry once and for all. I will not tire, I will not falter, and I will not fail. I solemnly vow to do all I can to restore your honor until I give my last breath on earth."

--68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Makes the screen blurry, reading that again. He was an inspiration to us who sometimes wondered if there were as many people still waiting to take revenge on that blood-soaked patrician creep as we'd hoped...AND Tonk helped inspire people who weren't in or hadn't lost loved ones to the Viet Nam war to fight to clear the names of all of our service men and women who served in Viet Nam. As long as Kerry's name appears in the news, Tonk's legacy will live on in those he encouraged and inspired to continue the fight for truth.

He was a rare gem.

744 posted on 06/13/2007 4:54:42 PM PDT by cake_crumb (May I never live to see the day America has a 'popular war'. God bless our troops.)
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To: GRRRRR
RIP Brian.

I hate it when we lose good men.

745 posted on 06/13/2007 5:02:38 PM PDT by AGreatPer
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To: MoJo2001; amom

I am so saddened by this grim news. Prayers to amom, his son Matthew, family, and friends.


746 posted on 06/13/2007 5:03:49 PM PDT by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere! We Support Our Troops! (Hillary's Vast Rt Wg Conspiracy))
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To: amom; MoJo2001
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A solid citizen and Patriot makes a final port-of-call to the shores of Heaven
 
 
Vaya Con Dios, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

747 posted on 06/13/2007 5:09:17 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: MoJo2001

Prayers up. R.I.P.


748 posted on 06/13/2007 5:19:22 PM PDT by Mark (REMEMBER: Mean spirited, angry remarks against my postings won't feed even one hungry child.)
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To: Hacksaw
"I also regret the BS that he had to put up with from a bunch of turds."

SOME of those turds think they got their revenge on Brian for exposing the TRUTH. They are wrong. Tonk is one more Vietnam veteran to add to the long list of good reasons NEVER to give up the fight to clear their names of the stains ground in by Kerry and Kompany.

749 posted on 06/13/2007 5:21:54 PM PDT by cake_crumb (May I never live to see the day America has a 'popular war'. God bless our troops.)
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To: amom
Tonk.....(and I'll use the name you chose)

I'm gonna miss you my Brother.

redrock

p.s. Anita and the girls will too.

750 posted on 06/13/2007 5:28:12 PM PDT by redrock ("I'll learn to speak Spanish.......when it snows in Hell.")
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