Skip to comments.Freeper Doctor Raoul Has Died
Posted on 03/25/2013 10:08:35 AM PDT by abner
Doctor Raoul died Saturday of a rare form of cancer. He was 58.
Raoul's family contacted us this morning to see if they could find out more about his activities as an activist.
This is such a shock. His family is looking for photos and stories about him.
He is and always will be a Free Republic icon.
He kind of fell off the face of the earth about 2 or 3 years ago now. All attempts we made to reach him failed.
If you have photos please contact me. Please feel free to post stories and I will make sure the family sees this thread.
Dr. Raoul at Walter Reed Hospital holding the sign saying “This corner under new management” really takes me back. That corner was previously used by Code Pinko anti-war hags who were harassing our wounded veterans, but they surrendered their position after being humiliated by D. Raoul and the DC Chapter.
Oh, man, that was awesome.
He was one of the good ones. A sad day for us all.
Beautiful tribute for the Good Doctor.
It brought back many memories of freeping with the DC Chapter!
Thanks, Julie....FR Class of 1998
Another sign Doc had at one of the Correspondents’ Dinners was “Dan Rather Put the ‘BS’ in CBS”
Didn’t he once freep Bill Clinton’s motorcade in a Satan costume?
It’s always sad to lose a fellow Freeper, but it’s also good to know a brother in Christ has arrived Home to be with our LORD.
Prayers for his family in their time of sorrow.
RIP, Doctor Raoul
Anybody hear back from Uriel-2012 since his open heart surgery on 1Feb2013? I keep him in our prayers.
Long see no time, Julie!
I still remember him in the Minnie Mouse costume in front of the Washington Hilton.
He had a sign that said “ABC is Mickey Mouse News”.
Disney had purchased ABC News at that time.
It was great.
EXCELLENT ! ! !
Thank You tg
Wonderful youtube tribute here...
Last freep mail was 1/30. Not sure who would have any information.
I just saw this. I always looked forward to his posts.
Thank you for asking about me. I haven’t been active on the streets for awhile now, though I visit FR every day. I had both my knees replaced at the same time last year and it was difficult, but I am better for it and can walk and keep up with my grandchildren...almost!
I had cataract eye surgery two weeks ago on my left eye and I had the right eye fixed yesterday. I can see without glasses and everything is now bright, colorful and very clear. It’s an amazing transformation, but because of the surgeries, I also can’t dig through all my DC Chapter memorabilia for photos and memories of Dr. Raoul.
Over the years, Dr. Raoul brought me t-shirts, signs, books, props for the DC Chapter and generously contributed to the button fund with money and ideas. He was a dynamo and we all had fun and enjoyed protesting together.
Thanks for sharing that with us, T.
Prayers for a speedy recovery! I remember all the wonderful after action reports you would post..enjoyed everyone of them. It is so good to see so many of the originals on this thread..that alone brings tears to my eyes.
I will miss the Good Doctor and all his after-action reports. He was a pain in the neck of the liberals. May there be hundreds...thousands....that will raise up and replace him......our country sorely needs good men and women of conviction.
Loved his Nurse Rachet costume!!
Great to see you and many others FRom the clintoon years.
I Luv them FReepers!
So good to hear from you, although on a sad occasion. Pls don’t be a stranger. Sending you ((((( hugs)))).
Long time no see! Hi to you both!
Really too bad that it has to be such a sad occasion to bring us all together. Doctor Raoul was unique, wasn’t he. We all knew what an exceptional FReeper he was, but looking at all the pictures and memorial tributes, he was one of a kind. His family must be amazed!
Take care, you gals!
Agreed! Don't think they knew he was an activist. He was most certainly an amazing person; an original. He did more to change hearts and minds than most know one single individual is capable of--with a bullhorn and the internet. And a few costumes!
God rest his soul.
Very sorry to hear this. Doctor Raoul was an excellent FReeper. I enjoyed his interesting and intellectual contributions to the discussions.
May he rest in peace.
Thank you for the wonderful collage.
Doctor Raoul was the funniest and happiest FReeper activist!
Let’s all remember him that way.
So sorry to learn of this. Dr. Raoul gave much to Free Republic. He will be missed.
RIP, good doctor.
Dr. Raoul is still working his magic, and giving to FR! So nice to “see” you Nick Danger, although not in these circumstances.
I tried to ping you to my post #600 but kept spelling your name incorrectly.
Those were the days, my friend...Good to hear from you!
In February organized a Support the 2nd Amendment Rally ...now my kind of FREEP...LOL
Bravo. You did an excellent job! Thank you so much. It brought back many memories.
Dr. Raoul had such patriotic passion. It inspired all of us. This video shows how hard he worked to protest so much that was simply wrong.
This is a terrible loss for all Freepers, his family, and for the country.
Good to “see” you again.
You, Kristinn, Dr. Raoul and many others did such a great job in DC for many years. You were on the front lines. Thank you for your loyal patriotism! You all were an inspiration to the rest of us Freepers all over the country.
This is a very sad loss for all of us. Dr. Raoul will be missed.
That was wonderful.
Wonderful video—wonderful tribute.
Well done. Thank you.
Wow! It’s definitely been a long time since I’ve seen you here.
What a tragic loss. America was greater for his life. May a merciful God welcome his Soul in Paradise.
Sorry I haven’t more to add. Haven’t posted in years. Still love you guys and gals.
May he rest in peace. My condolences to his family.
So sorry to hear this. I remember him from our DC protests in 2000. (I remember you, too. Hope you are doing well.)
To his family. He was a true patriot and full of righteous conviction. Prayers for your healing and solace.
That was so well done. Thank you for the memorial!
I did not read all the threads to see if this was posted, so forgive me if it’s a repeat, but there is a nice several minute long video memorial of Dr. Raoul here:
Perhaps somehow it could be part of his place on the memorial wall.
Dr Roul was extremely active in supporting the troops recovering at Walter Reed. I am fortunate to have known him.
kristinn, what an eloquent tribute you wrote on Gateway Pundant! It was so beautifully written and truly from the heart. Thank you!
Cross linking complete version of the tribute posted to FR today.
Prayers for the family of Dr Raoul. Always enjoyed reading his “articles”.
I just read this... I am so sorry, he will be greatly missed. He has left so many of us with such great memories over the years. He had that wonderful ability to use wit with which to belittle the left over their sophistries. RIP Doc Raoul :`(
what a great piece Kristinn, thank you! I will forward it to Philip as well.