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Sad news. FReeper fatrat has passed away.
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Posted on 11/22/2013 9:22:09 AM PST by Jim Robinson

Edited on 11/22/2013 10:30:29 AM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]

Received word from his son yesterday that FReeper fatrat (David Diamond) has passed away. His son said his father loved FR. He was a Vietnam vet and patriot.

From the Patriot Guard page:

Dave was a veteran of the US Navy, having served two tours in Vietnam as a corpman to the Marines in the field. He was what's called a mustang, advancing from Hospital Corpsman to Chief Petty Officer, then commissioned as a Medical Service Corps Officer, where he retired as Lieutenant Commander. Most recently, he enjoyed motorcycling, RVing, traveling, and spending time with his granddaughter. He also performed numerous volunteer missions as a member of The Patriot Guard Riders and served as an Acting Ride Captain for the Picayune area.

From David's FR home page:

LCDR Medical Service Corps USN retired
Vietnam 1966-1967: 3rd Amtracs, 1st Marine Division Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class
current interests: motorcycling, motorhoming, poker, politics, freedom


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KEYWORDS: fatrat; prayer; rip; vietnamvet
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Rest In Peace dear patriot.

Prayers for his family and loved ones.

1 posted on 11/22/2013 9:22:09 AM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Condolences. :-(


2 posted on 11/22/2013 9:23:01 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Jim Robinson

RIP and God bless.


3 posted on 11/22/2013 9:23:15 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Jim Robinson; Salvation
Nos prières à Dieu augmentent pour FReeper fatrat et sa famille.
(Our Prayers to God increase for FReeper fatrat and his family.)

Notre Père qui es aux cieux,
Que ton Nom soit sanctifié, que ton règne vienne,
Que ta volonté soit faite sur la terre comme au ciel.
Donne-nous aujourd'hui notre pain de ce jour.
Pardonne-nous nos offenses, comme nous pardonnons aussi à ceux qui nous ont offensés.
Et ne nous soumets pas à la tentation, mais délivre-nous du mal.
Car c’est à Toi qu’appartiennent le règne, la puissance et la gloire,
pour les siècles des siècles. Amen

Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grâces,
le Seigneur est avec vous, vous êtes bénie entre toutes les femmes,
et Jésus le fruit de vos entrailles est béni.
Sainte Marie, Mère de Dieu, priez pour nous pauvres pécheurs,
maintenant, et à l'heure de notre mort. Ainsi-soit-il.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

4 posted on 11/22/2013 9:24:04 AM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Jim Robinson

RIP fatrat

Semper Fi


5 posted on 11/22/2013 9:24:23 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Jim Robinson
Prayers up for his family.

/johnny

6 posted on 11/22/2013 9:24:32 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Jim Robinson

Rest In Peace Prayers for his family.


7 posted on 11/22/2013 9:25:20 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
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To: Jim Robinson

RIP, FRiend.


8 posted on 11/22/2013 9:25:39 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Salute, fatrat. RIP.


9 posted on 11/22/2013 9:26:12 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Jim Robinson

RIP


10 posted on 11/22/2013 9:26:45 AM PST by Gamecock (If you like your constitution, you can keep your constitution. Period. (M.S.))
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To: Jim Robinson

Prayers for him and for his family.


11 posted on 11/22/2013 9:28:46 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Jim Robinson

Semper Fi to my Brother and fellow Hospital Corpsman.


12 posted on 11/22/2013 9:29:19 AM PST by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN '66-'67)
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To: Gosh I love this neighborhood; Mrs. P; seekthetruth

Loss of another patriot :(


13 posted on 11/22/2013 9:29:31 AM PST by GILTN1stborn
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To: Jim Robinson

RIP. My condolences to his family.


14 posted on 11/22/2013 9:30:11 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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To: Jim Robinson

RIP and prayers up for family and friends.


15 posted on 11/22/2013 9:30:38 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Jim Robinson

RIP, FReeper fatrat.


16 posted on 11/22/2013 9:31:41 AM PST by Gator113 ( Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and Mike Lee speak for me, most everyone else is just noise.)
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To: Jim Robinson; fatrat
Prayers being said for all Family, Friends and FRiends. Go in shouting God's Praises, fatrat! Am willing to bet you did just that.
17 posted on 11/22/2013 9:34:11 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Jim Robinson

God bless his family


18 posted on 11/22/2013 9:37:33 AM PST by DesScorp
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To: Jim Robinson
Prayers for strength and peace for all who will miss fatrat.
19 posted on 11/22/2013 9:38:33 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: fatrat
Prayers up for the family of fatrat.

Thank you, fatrat, for your service!

20 posted on 11/22/2013 9:39:32 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Prayers for fatrat and his family.


21 posted on 11/22/2013 9:40:38 AM PST by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: Jim Robinson

Prayers for fatrat and his family.


22 posted on 11/22/2013 9:44:43 AM PST by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: Jim Robinson

Sorry to hear it. Good ones... stick around. Let the Lefties go before you...


23 posted on 11/22/2013 9:46:38 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Obama, the Democrat Party, the Left in the U. S., have essentially become the 4th Reich.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I didn’t know him, but it’s painful that yet another Patriot and FReeper has passed away. Lancey Howard’s death blew me away and I still miss him every day.
My sincerest condolences to fatrat’s family and friends. RIP and Semper Fi.


24 posted on 11/22/2013 9:47:04 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Jim Robinson

25 posted on 11/22/2013 9:47:16 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Jim Robinson

Rest in Peace. At ease!


26 posted on 11/22/2013 9:47:53 AM PST by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

RIP


27 posted on 11/22/2013 9:50:00 AM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Jim Robinson

RIP and thank you for your service, fatrat. Prayers for the family.


28 posted on 11/22/2013 9:52:58 AM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: Jim Robinson

RIP, FReeper.


29 posted on 11/22/2013 9:54:23 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Jim Robinson

RIP brother


30 posted on 11/22/2013 9:57:01 AM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: Jim Robinson

My prayers to all of Fatrat Family and Friends. Thank you for your service. RIP Fatrat, your now in God’s heavenly paradise.


31 posted on 11/22/2013 9:57:01 AM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: Jim Robinson

Condolences and prayers for his loved ones.


32 posted on 11/22/2013 9:59:15 AM PST by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: MestaMachine

Whoa, I missed that announcement. Too new to even be on the Memorial Wall. Last post Nov 2nd.

Prayers Up for the loved ones and friends of both Lancey Howard and fatrat.


33 posted on 11/22/2013 10:02:07 AM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Prayers up. Lots of names on the FR wall. Too many.


34 posted on 11/22/2013 10:16:06 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Jim Robinson
Rest In Peace FatRat.

Prayers lifted for his family and friends.

35 posted on 11/22/2013 10:19:46 AM PST by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: RayChuang88

Rest in peace, Thank you and God Bless you for your service.


36 posted on 11/22/2013 10:22:22 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Jim Robinson

RIP, Shipmate.


37 posted on 11/22/2013 10:24:24 AM PST by pabianice (LINE)
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To: Jim Robinson
Before the Gate

He isn't really gone at all,
He's merely been recalled.

He's taken up the watch once more,
Gone to guard Heaven's doors.

For it is Marines you must recall,
That before Heaven's gates stand tall.

Once he was branded with U.S.M.C.
It's life and forever a Marine he will be.

Off to join that Guard he's went,
I 'm sure that's where he was sent.

Before those doors he now awaits,
To greet us when we come to those gates.


Thank you for your service Marine!
38 posted on 11/22/2013 10:30:10 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Jim Robinson; fatrat

Prayers for God’s blessings for a life well done.


39 posted on 11/22/2013 10:46:29 AM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: Jim Robinson

May this Patriot RIP. COndolences to the family.


40 posted on 11/22/2013 10:52:46 AM PST by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.....https://twitter.com/kracker0)
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To: Jim Robinson; fatrat

I’m so sorry.

Prayers for his sweet soul and for his grieving family.

Semper Fi dearest US Marine.

Thank you for your service.

He’s in the arms of our loving Lord now.


41 posted on 11/22/2013 11:00:50 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Corpsman up! Semper Fi our Freeper friend fatrat. Prayers for you and yours as well.


42 posted on 11/22/2013 11:06:20 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Attention...Salute...Too...

So long until we meet over there fatrat


43 posted on 11/22/2013 11:08:59 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Jim Robinson; fatrat

RIP! Prayers for the family.


44 posted on 11/22/2013 11:11:34 AM PST by lysie
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To: Jim Robinson

Prayers


45 posted on 11/22/2013 11:15:38 AM PST by darkwing104 (Do not take my word for it, these are my opinions...Do your own Homework)
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To: Jim Robinson

Salute and prayers to the man.

He’s up with the conservative angels now.


46 posted on 11/22/2013 11:22:30 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Jim Robinson

I have sadness for his passing and respect for how he served and lived. Remember him and those like him well.


47 posted on 11/22/2013 11:24:03 AM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: ComputerGuy

Thank you, and thanks, Fatrat.

Semper fi.

1/5 1969-70


48 posted on 11/22/2013 11:24:05 AM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Jim Robinson

RIP.


49 posted on 11/22/2013 11:26:31 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Jim Robinson
Most recently, he enjoyed motorcycling, RVing, traveling, and spending time with his granddaughter. Good stuff to do before moving on. RIP.
50 posted on 11/22/2013 11:33:04 AM PST by Stentor
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