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Wed Apr 26, 2017, 02:38 AM

In Memoriam to our group host pinboy3niner.

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Veteran or not, please feel free to post an image toast to a beloved DU'er, whether it's a drink, bong rip, scoop of ice cream, or in any way you wish to honor a good and honorable person.

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pinboy3niner (Bob) was the best of us.

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day."



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Reply In Memoriam to our group host pinboy3niner. (Original post)
denbot Apr 2017 OP
PoliticAverse Apr 2017 #1
Cha Apr 2017 #2
denbot Apr 2017 #3
Cha Apr 2017 #4
applegrove Apr 2017 #5
trusty elf Apr 2017 #6
countryjake Apr 2017 #7
denbot Apr 2017 #9
trusty elf Apr 2017 #8
denbot Apr 2017 #10
trusty elf Apr 2017 #11
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2017 #12
trusty elf Apr 2017 #13
denbot Apr 2017 #14
DashOneBravo Apr 2017 #29
yuiyoshida Apr 2017 #15
trusty elf Apr 2017 #16
Orrex Apr 2017 #17
greatauntoftriplets Apr 2017 #18
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denbot Apr 2017 #19
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sheshe2 Apr 2017 #20
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In_The_Wind Apr 2017 #21
Callmecrazy Apr 2017 #22
Donkees Apr 2017 #23
Aristus Apr 2017 #24
DashOneBravo Apr 2017 #25
Docreed2003 Apr 2017 #26
RKP5637 Apr 2017 #27
JustABozoOnThisBus Apr 2017 #28
bluecollar2 Jul 2017 #30
patriot39 Jul 2017 #31
DashOneBravo Jul 2017 #32
patriot39 Aug 2017 #33
DashOneBravo Aug 2017 #34
JonLP24 Oct 2017 #35
DashOneBravo Nov 2017 #36
malaise Apr 2018 #37
DashOneBravo May 2019 #38
sarge43 Oct 2019 #39
DashOneBravo May 2020 #40
denbot May 2020 #41
dware Aug 15 #42

Response to denbot (Original post)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 02:52 AM

1. Rest in Peace pinboy3niner...

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 03:00 AM

2. Our Sweet Buddy on DU..

Love you, Bob!

Mahalo, denbot

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 03:04 AM

3. Cry cry..

Peace to you, Cha.

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Response to denbot (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 03:23 AM

4. I know.. every time

I see it again.. here's an exchange of his.. typical funny Bob..

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1018886299#post10

Peace to you denbot

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 03:33 AM

5. I will miss him at about 2 AM. When the DU was very quiet.

He often had a pun for me in the wee hours of the morning when
I was too tired to resist his power. I think he appreciated my spelling errors.....they were a set up for him in a way. Vibes to all who loved him. Safe passage.

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 03:39 AM

6. RIP pinboy3niner!

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 03:44 AM

7. I ain't no drinker...

so I'll just plop this here for pinboy ...



Bob was there in DC that night for the Welcome Home concert, he loved Fogerty, so I've been rockin' out and bawlin' ever since I heard. He's been my pal here since way back in the "olden" days and I will miss him so. I can't get over today's awful news ...

He really was the best.

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Response to countryjake (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 03:52 AM

9. Nicely done countryjake

Nicely done indeed.

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 03:51 AM

8. I should be sent to the punitentiary for this one, but....

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Response to trusty elf (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 03:54 AM

10. Very pinboy3niner'esk.

Thank you t e.

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 03:56 AM

11. Hey pinboy3niner....

wanna play a game of...

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Haydn Sikh?





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Response to denbot (Original post)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 04:03 AM

12. I will miss his wit - and wisdom. He always made me laugh...




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Response to denbot (Original post)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 04:20 AM

13. Not everybody likes vets, you know.









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Response to trusty elf (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 04:23 AM

14. Haw.. hey you're close to a time out.

Me thinks Bob would have been proud of you.

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Response to trusty elf (Reply #13)

Sun Apr 30, 2017, 01:45 PM

29. Thanks for that

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 04:33 AM

15. I only had a brief encounter with him from time to time

but he did come to my defense once. I won't forget that.

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 05:04 AM

16. a cheesy pun



Gorgon Zola

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time for a time-out in the punitentiary?

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 06:56 AM

17. You will be missed, pinboy3niner.

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Wed Apr 26, 2017, 07:16 AM

18. ...

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #18)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 07:26 AM

19. .

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 12:23 PM

20. .

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Wed Apr 26, 2017, 12:34 PM

21. .

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Wed Apr 26, 2017, 05:21 PM

22. No, no, no, no, no ...

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 05:26 PM

23. 🦅

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Wed Apr 26, 2017, 07:46 PM

24. ...

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Thu Apr 27, 2017, 07:53 PM

25. 101st ABN Screaming Eagle sheds a tear

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Thu Apr 27, 2017, 08:13 PM

26. "Fair winds and following seas..."



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Response to denbot (Original post)

Thu Apr 27, 2017, 08:28 PM

27. Always, always, always a very kind and thoughtful person!!!

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Fri Apr 28, 2017, 10:05 AM

28. From one old buzzard to another, drink deeply

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Fri Jul 21, 2017, 09:16 PM

30. ...

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 09:29 PM

31. Among Bob's things I found this bottle of Tisdale Merlot

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It's from a B Co. 2nd Bn (Airmobile) 501st INF. reunion in 2011.

A tribute to Bob was held on 7/15, with a flag ceremony and three-volley salute. His remains were laid to rest in the Bakersfield National Cemetery on7/21, also with a flag ceremony and three-volley salute.

As was stated during the tribute, above all, Bob was a patriot. He served his country both in and out of uniform, and he served it well.

Rest in peace, brother.

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Response to patriot39 (Reply #31)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 06:35 PM

32. Thank you

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I was going to link up at on of the reunions but we could never work it out.
I would have loved to go to the ceremony. If you have any pictures of the marker or tombstone, I'd be honored to have a copy.

I'm glad he was buried at a military cemetery and with honors. He was a warrior and that is a fitting place for him.

-fellow Infantryman

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Response to DashOneBravo (Reply #32)

Tue Aug 1, 2017, 12:38 AM

33. Sorry About the Wine Bottle Photo

Originally, Bob's son intended to have Bob's cremains buried at Arlington National Cemetery, but he generously allowed the family to have the tribute and interment here in SoCal. The flag ceremony at the cemetery was very moving.

A headstone was ordered and is expected to be completed within six weeks. I would be happy to send you photos, either as e-mail attachments or via USPS. I have photos of the flag, Bob's jungle shirt (which he always wore with his 101st Airborne hat), Bob's awards from work, his military commendations, his books, etc.

One of the most poignant articles I have is a letter from USARV HQ. Bob had friends in an ARVN armored unit, and he submitted a request to be a troop advisor attached to that unit. The request was approved but he didn't get the letter until he was undergoing treatment at Letterman General Hospital in S.F. He knew that he would not make it back there to be with his buddies, and he was very upset.

Three of them even visited Bob in CA after he got married. They had to return to 'Nam, of course, and ended up in re-education camps. At least one of them survived, and Bob learned that he was working as a bank manager. Bob made three trips to 'Nam with his 2nd wife, and I hope that he was able to connect with Phoung.

Thank you for caring about my brother.

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Response to patriot39 (Reply #33)

Tue Aug 1, 2017, 08:40 PM

34. He's my "brother from nother mother"

That's very considerate to have him laid there. We made the same choice with my father who served also in the 101st ABN. Arlington was too far away for family members to visit so we chose one that was 2 hours away.

It doesn't surprise me that he was upset. Duty weighs heavy on men like your brother. It was apparent by his work with veterans, so I'm not surprised he'd be that way when he was on active duty. He was just taking care of his troops. That's what made him an outstanding leader and person.

If any of his Vietnam memorabilia that isn't divided up is left. I'd like to make a suggestion. Anything like pictures, awards, from the time he was in the 501st. Please send it to the 101st ABN Don Pratt Museum at Ft Campbell. They had a very large section on the A Shau Valley. I'd be glad to pay for it.

When the headstone comes is placed. Could you get a picture then? If it isn't any problem.

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Sun Nov 12, 2017, 12:01 PM

36. Happy Veterans Day Dai wi

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 09:27 AM

37. Last year this time we started threads since we were worried about Pinboy3niner

Miss you brother

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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 09:27 PM

39. Rest in light, Soldier. Duty Done.

You were loved and you are missed.



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Response to denbot (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 04:40 PM

40. Not forgotten Sir

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Response to DashOneBravo (Reply #40)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:35 PM

41. No, no he isn't.

R.I.P. Bob.

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Response to denbot (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 10:59 AM

42. I didn't know Pinboy3niner, he joined while I was on DU hiatus,

but I did go into the archives and read alot of his posts and he was a great DU'er.

It seems that our generation is dying off and with it, those of us that served in Vietnam.

It's so sad when I hear about another fellow Vietnam Veteran leaving this earth way too early.

R.I.P. Pinboy3niner, your last reveille has sounded.

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