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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

There is so much about Brian’s life to celebrate. But it’s going to take me a little while before I’m ready to do that. Sorry to be so selfish, but right now I need to try to nurse this giant hole that just opened up in my heart.

Rest in peace, Dear FRiend.


101 posted on 06/12/2007 7:33:50 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Quisling Eye For The Treasonous Guy, now playing at a theater near you ~ )
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To: MoJo2001

WOW.

WHAM.

Prayers for all concerned.

Thanks for the ping.

God’s best intimacy and comfort to all.


102 posted on 06/12/2007 7:34:02 PM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD)
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To: MoJo2001

This is a sad moment.

Tonk was a courageous and loyal man.

Prayers sent.


103 posted on 06/12/2007 7:34:10 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism.)
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To: eyespysomething
He was a good man.

Yeah he was.

104 posted on 06/12/2007 7:34:15 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Old burned-out Marines for Fred.)
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To: MoJo2001

I bet over 58,000 souls were ready to welcome him aboard.


105 posted on 06/12/2007 7:34:15 PM PDT by U S Army EOD
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To: alpha-8-25-02; MoJo2001

Thank you, alpha and MoJo!

GODSPEED AND GODBLESS TONK!

REST WELL BROTHER.

Bump!


106 posted on 06/12/2007 7:34:32 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Indeed.


107 posted on 06/12/2007 7:34:37 PM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: MoJo2001; amom

Wow, what a sad surprise. I always so enjoyed his posts, especially during the ‘04 election!


108 posted on 06/12/2007 7:34:41 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (In the end, history is what God remembers.)
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To: BykrBayb; All

An American original!!


109 posted on 06/12/2007 7:34:44 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: amom

I am so sorry. My prayers have been with him and his family throughout this ordeal.

I pray that the God of all comfort will make His presence very real to you today and in the weeks to come. Tonkin Gulf was a hero.


110 posted on 06/12/2007 7:34:45 PM PDT by Jemian (PAM of JT ~~ "There is no honor for the man who runs from battle." Spc. Josh Lott)
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To: MoJo2001

How can anyone forget his virulent frustration with Kerry? his posts took up 20 or more screens in every thread!

He will be missed. I know he tried to fight the good fight.

Prayers to his family.


111 posted on 06/12/2007 7:34:51 PM PDT by ConservativeMind
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To: MoJo2001; amom

Wow, a huge loss to the Free Republic and military veteran community. As a (soon to be retired) veteran he was one of my favorite posters and an inspiration. God speed Tonkin, and may God bless and care for your family until you are reunited.


112 posted on 06/12/2007 7:34:55 PM PDT by Tailback
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To: MoJo2001
Farewell, old friend. We never met in person, but I felt I knew you well. We served in Southeast Asia about the same time and you adopted my branch of service, the Coast Guard, and continued to serve our country and its people until the end.

Tonk's FR home page:

68-69 Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club

113 posted on 06/12/2007 7:35:07 PM PDT by CedarDave (VietNam Vet, USN Coastal Div. 13, Cat Lo, USCG patrol boat, 1967-68)
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To: MoJo2001

Rest in peace Tonk.You will be missed.Prayers going out to Tonk’s family.


114 posted on 06/12/2007 7:35:10 PM PDT by tapatio
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To: MoJo2001; amom

.

Praise GOD that...
LOVE is the only reality and
GOD is LOVE.

Forever.

.


115 posted on 06/12/2007 7:35:13 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: MoJo2001
May he be piped aboard for eternal happiness. Prayers for comfort and strength for his family and loved ones.
116 posted on 06/12/2007 7:35:21 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: Kathy in Alaska; amom; All

This saddens me beyond words. He was one of the first people I “met” in the Canteen.

He didn’t have to...but he answered the call to duty again after 9/11.

He used to FReepmail me his evaluations as he advanced through the ranks gaining more certifications on his boat and container inspection duties...he was very proud of what he was doing and accomplishing...you couldn’t help but be proud for him.

Most of all Tonk, than you for wearing the uniform of this country when you did...it’s what has allowed me to wear it now...you showed me what right looks like.

Psalm 23

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Amen.

Rest easy friend...we’ll take the watch from here.


117 posted on 06/12/2007 7:35:36 PM PDT by txradioguy (In Memory Of My Friend 1SG Tim Millsap A Co. 70th Engineer Bn. K.I.A. 25 Apr. 2005)
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To: MoJo2001

We have the Watch.

RIP Friend


118 posted on 06/12/2007 7:35:53 PM PDT by SShultz460
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To: MoJo2001

Ah Jeez.......

My very sincere condolences to the “Tonk” family.

I am very deeply saddened.


119 posted on 06/12/2007 7:35:57 PM PDT by FMBass ("Now that I'm sober I watch a lot of news"- Garofalo from Coulter's "Treason")
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To: MoJo2001

120 posted on 06/12/2007 7:36:12 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: MoJo2001

Prayers lifted up for Tonk! He was one-of-a-kind.


121 posted on 06/12/2007 7:36:14 PM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: LUV W; amom

Thanks for the ping LUV. Prayers offered to the family of Mr. Tonkin. May our Lord and Saviour comfort you in this time of great need.


122 posted on 06/12/2007 7:37:47 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier fighting the terrorists in the Triangle of Death)
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To: MoJo2001

Mr. Tonkin’s (68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub) silent keyboard
is tonight deeply felt. Goodbye, dear FRiend.
Prayers for his family.


123 posted on 06/12/2007 7:37:52 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: MoJo2001; amom

Tonk was a champion, better than all of us in this FR world. His spirit remains as an inspiration to all of us. He goes with God.


124 posted on 06/12/2007 7:38:04 PM PDT by GopherIt
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To: MoJo2001

RIP Tonk. Godspeed.


125 posted on 06/12/2007 7:38:12 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... For want of a few good men, a once great nation was lost.)
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To: MoJo2001

Tonk, we will miss you, as we have missed you the past several months. You were such a wonderful presence here on Free Republic. God bless you and your family.


126 posted on 06/12/2007 7:38:18 PM PDT by Roselani
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To: MoJo2001; amom
Prayers for a special FReeper.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

127 posted on 06/12/2007 7:38:18 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: MoJo2001

Sad news. Rest in Peace Tonk, you will be missed. Watch over us from up there, won’t you?


128 posted on 06/12/2007 7:38:18 PM PDT by gidget7 (2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:)
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To: MoJo2001

Prayers for the repose of his soul and condolences to the family....


129 posted on 06/12/2007 7:38:39 PM PDT by mikrofon (RIP, Tonkin)
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To: MoJo2001

Farewell and fair seas in heaven to you, Tonk. You will never be forgotten!


130 posted on 06/12/2007 7:38:42 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: MoJo2001
Ah. Damm. Thanks for letting us know. A few of us were wondering what happened to him a month or so ago.

You’ve earned your rest, Tonkin.

Thank you for allowing us to share some of your life.

131 posted on 06/12/2007 7:38:49 PM PDT by null and void (Wherever liberty has sprouted around the world, we find its seeds were watered with American blood)
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To: MoJo2001
I am so, so sorry to hear this news.

Tonk was a true example of selflessness, patriotism, and loyalty.

The world has surely suffered a great loss.

My deepest sympathies to his family.

132 posted on 06/12/2007 7:39:01 PM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: amom

God gave us a good man, and has him back again. We ask for comfort for his family, knowing that God’s smile conceals a loving secret for us all.


133 posted on 06/12/2007 7:39:21 PM PDT by Enterprise (I can't talk about liberals anymore because some of the words will get me sent to rehab.)
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To: SoldierDad

Amen....

He was an American original...a true patriot....and
the kindest man to everyone...except to John Kerry!


134 posted on 06/12/2007 7:39:33 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: NormsRevenge

A true warrior for “Good”


135 posted on 06/12/2007 7:39:46 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: MoJo2001

So sad. Prayers for he and his family.


136 posted on 06/12/2007 7:39:48 PM PDT by TAdams8591
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To: MoJo2001

RIP. Prayers up.


137 posted on 06/12/2007 7:39:50 PM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
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To: MoJo2001; jazusamo

God rest his soul.


138 posted on 06/12/2007 7:39:59 PM PDT by jveritas (owin)
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To: MoJo2001
RIP, Mr. Tonkin.

The thread title is moving, MoJo. The first thing I "heard" when I saw it was the melancholy whistle.

139 posted on 06/12/2007 7:39:59 PM PDT by Thinkin' Gal
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To: MoJo2001

Prayers upward bound. Rest in peace, my friend.


141 posted on 06/12/2007 7:40:13 PM PDT by Strzelec
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To: MoJo2001
Oh no!

Rest in peace, FRiend!

142 posted on 06/12/2007 7:40:32 PM PDT by airborne (Airborne - Ranger - Vietnam veteran! Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: amom

My condolances to family and friends....

I will pray for all.


143 posted on 06/12/2007 7:40:57 PM PDT by aimee5291
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To: MoJo2001; amom
A very special posting of this song, for a very dear friend. Thank you Mr. Tonkin, for everything that you did for me. You taught me so much. I learned from you to say "Thank you for your service to our country" and "Welcome home!" to every veteran I meet. You were there for me when my brother was serving in Iraq and showed me what supporting the troops looked like. You were strong in what you believed and you didn't back down from it. You are greatly missed, my friend. Say hello to TC and Maggie and Grand Eagle for me.

 

The Mansions of the Lord
Click the picture for music

Click to hear "Mansions of the Lord"

To fallen soldiers let us sing
Where no rockets fly nor bullets wing
Our broken brothers let us bring
To the Mansions of the Lord

No more bleeding, no more fight
No prayers pleading through the night
Just divine embrace, eternal light
To the Mansions of the Lord.

Where no mothers cry and no children weep
We will stand and guard though the angels sleep
Through the ages safely keep
The Mansions of the Lord.

 


144 posted on 06/12/2007 7:41:07 PM PDT by StarCMC (Desperately seeking a new tagline. Say something pithy and I'll steal it. :-))
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To: MoJo2001

What a wonderful life — what a wonderful man. I admired him though I only knew of his many contributions to making the world a better place through FR. God must be so happy to have Mr. Tonkin home.


145 posted on 06/12/2007 7:41:21 PM PDT by EverOnward
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To: MoJo2001; Jim Robinson

He was one of the mainstays of our Free Republic—and I mean that in both senses.


146 posted on 06/12/2007 7:41:21 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (On the eve of Flag Day.)
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To: amom; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

I always enjoyed his posts, his insight and his experience. Prayers for Tonk and family.


147 posted on 06/12/2007 7:41:21 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici
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To: MoJo2001
RIP, citizen and patriot.

We've got your six, FRiend.

Godspeed.

148 posted on 06/12/2007 7:41:25 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (Unleash the Dogs of War as a Minority, or perish as a party.)
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To: MoJo2001

Tonk, you have always been a Freeper Friend, with a big heart and love of God and Country. May you find eternal peace and rest in our Lord and Savior. You have provided leadership and patriotism here within our community and where ever you have walked. You will be missed by many. Thank you again for your service to our country and helping to keep us FREE. May your family find consolation in knowing that you were thought well of among an elite group of American Patriots.
My Most Sincere Sympathy,
OkcPatriot
149 posted on 06/12/2007 7:42:05 PM PDT by OKC Patriot ("Never Forget"!)
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To: MoJo2001

It with sadness that I learned of Mr. Tonkin’s death.

Prayers up.


150 posted on 06/12/2007 7:42:37 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, DUNCAN or THOMPSON 08, ELECTION 2008, MOST IMPORTANT OF MY LIFE TIME)
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