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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

Prayers for Tonk, he will be greatly missed.


341 posted on 06/12/2007 9:08:41 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: MoJo2001; amom

Rest in Peace, Mr. Tonkin.

Heartfelt condolences to your family.


342 posted on 06/12/2007 9:09:01 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: MoJo2001

I have always enjoyed Tonk’s posts. May he rest in peace. He will be missed.


343 posted on 06/12/2007 9:10:24 PM PDT by Enough_Deceit (Confessions of a middle-aged drama queen. ;-))
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To: MoJo2001

Good Bye Tonk. You were a great FReeper and I hope you will be checking the website often while on your new mission.

Thank you MoJo2001 for letting us know.


344 posted on 06/12/2007 9:10:33 PM PDT by Rabid Dog
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To: MoJo2001; amom; SAMWolf; snippy_about_it; 4TheFlag

Tonk, my BRother, you are missed.

Say hello to the Flag-man, would ya’?


345 posted on 06/12/2007 9:11:28 PM PDT by HiJinx (Ask me about Troop Support...)
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To: Brad's Gramma; amom
I am so saddened to hear this news, yet also happy in a way because I know Tonk is at peace and is experiencing the love and comfort of God’s arms. I didn’t know him personally, however we have had our conversations and I have always held him in the highest honor. He sacrificed much so that I and my family may have the freedoms that we have today. I admire him and respect him and I will miss him around here.
346 posted on 06/12/2007 9:11:42 PM PDT by admiralsn (An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep. --Asian Proverb)
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To: MoJo2001

Prayers along for Tonk ............................. God Speed


347 posted on 06/12/2007 9:11:58 PM PDT by gonzo (In Florida, inmates make cigarettes in jail that I buy, and I can go to jail for smoking one! WTF?)
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To: All

A piece of history, he will be missed.


348 posted on 06/12/2007 9:12:08 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: freema

Thank you for your post. You captured our dear friend completely.


349 posted on 06/12/2007 9:13:04 PM PDT by amom
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To: Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001

Thanks dears.


350 posted on 06/12/2007 9:14:33 PM PDT by amom
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To: MoJo2001

Tonkin was one of the coolest dudes on this forum. I loved his threads and his comments, and the couple of exchanges we had. It will not be the same without him.


351 posted on 06/12/2007 9:14:55 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Show them no mercy, for you shall receive none!)
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To: amom; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Brian, this is from another FRiend:

Oh Brother of the Gun

Long our roads near the Tonkin Gulf, so far we've come
we've known the fury of battles at dawn's half light
the long hours on the watch through the night
though sometimes so stricken, as if we were dumb

We finally made it home, sort of I guess
though some did not, we still hold them near
remembering the bitter taste of our own fear
yet we went on, for we could do no less

The years passed, and still we remembered all
and honored our service with silent faith in right
shunned and spit on, we stood firm each day and night
listening to our country's long remembered call

We went on, built new lives and started over again
accepting our forgotten self amid the day
but remembering all too well each night I'd say
keeping so tight a hold to our silent hidden pain

We grew beyond the hard times, and built a new life
built a career in spite of ourselves, surprising us at times
knowing family and friends, such sweet, sweet rhymes
dealing with all the joys, challenges, and sometimes strife

We were Brothers of the Gun, sharing common toil
and we gave respect and honor to our brothers in care
you were my friend, my self, the other brother I'll remember fair
when the heartache and inner pain started to really boil

You've gone ahead, still inspecting, as was your way
making sure its up to regulations before we all get there
so I say thanks for the time we shared my friend fair
until we meet for a beer and some scuttlebutt another day

Rev. Johnn 'Trike' Schroeder
US Navy TM2 ('63-'70)

352 posted on 06/12/2007 9:15:07 PM PDT by HiJinx (Ask me about Troop Support...)
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To: Neil E. Wright

Amen...I rejoice for Tonkin, for he has gone on to a better place...and I cry for us, as friends who will miss him until we are reunited in God’s kingdom.


353 posted on 06/12/2007 9:15:20 PM PDT by trussell
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To: MoJo2001
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Established Nov 30, 2001

354 posted on 06/12/2007 9:15:21 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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To: MoJo2001

My prayers are with his family. He is a good man.


355 posted on 06/12/2007 9:16:20 PM PDT by Sensei Ern (http://www.myspace.com/reconcomedy - Ann Coulter is My Press Secretary)
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To: MoJo2001

RIP


356 posted on 06/12/2007 9:17:44 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: MoJo2001

Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.


357 posted on 06/12/2007 9:18:38 PM PDT by B Knotts (Anybody but Giuliani!)
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To: amom; MoJo2001

Bandon Lighthouse


358 posted on 06/12/2007 9:18:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: amom

My sincere condolences. God bless you and give you strength.


359 posted on 06/12/2007 9:19:29 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Aloha kakahiaka)
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To: MoJo2001
Prayers for comfort to the family, Tonkin was a great freeper and such an inspiration to us all. He will be missed.

CD

360 posted on 06/12/2007 9:19:33 PM PDT by Coffee_drinker (The best defense is a strong pre-emptive strike.)
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