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RIP my friend

Discussion in 'Military' started by luka, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. Apr 28, 2013 at 9:02 AM
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    luka

    luka [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Regretfully, an old friend from high school passed away yesterday while serving in Afghanistan. He mentored me and others starting in JROTC and countless others at Notre Dame ROTC. He commissioned and went to UPT where he served as a EC-130 Pilot.

    He was one of the greatest men I've had the honor of knowing. Always brought out the best of everyone he interacted with.

    The world lost a great person, a great Pilot & Aviator, and an even better friend.

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    Born: 1/29/1983 Died: 4/27/2013 Capt Reid Nishizuka Rest in Peace. The Nishizuka family thanks everyone for their support and sincere condolences. Losing your child is the hardest news to accept. This was the saddest day of our lives. Reid touched so many lives in 30 short years. We appreciate your prayers and symphathy.
     
  2. Apr 28, 2013 at 9:05 AM
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    ChamYota

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    May he be at peace now, he sounds a great guy and im sure he's done everything he could do to serve his country.

    Sorry for your lost my man.
     
  3. Apr 28, 2013 at 9:30 AM
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    GreatBasinTaco

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    Condolences to you and his family. I read this the other day and it truely epitomizes those that serve, especially in time of conflict. It's a little long but good.

    The warrior stood and faced God, which will always come to pass, he hoped his shoes were shining just as brightly as his brass.
    "Step forward now young warrior, how shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To My Church have you been true?
    The warrior squared his shoulders and said, "No Lord I guess I ain't, 'cause those of us that carry guns can't always be a saint. I've had to work most Sundays and at times my talk was tough and sometimes I've been violent 'cause the world is awfully rough. But, I never took a penny that wasn't mine to keep. Though I worked alot of overtime when the bills got just too steep. And I never passed a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear, and sometimes God forgive me I've wept unmanly tears. I know I don't deserve a place among the people here, they never wanted me around except to calm their fears.
    If you've got a place for me here Lord, it needn't be so grand. In life I didn't expect nor need too much, So if you don't I'll understand.
    There was silence all around the throne where the saints had often trod as the warrior stood quietly for the judgment of his God.
    "Step forward now my warrior, you've born your burdens well. Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets, you've done your time in Hell. -- unk author.
     
  4. Apr 28, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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    Banff2007Tacoma

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    Sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you, his family and friends. :pray:
     
  5. Apr 28, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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    707tothe907

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    Sorry for your loss. Losing friends is rough..
     
  6. Apr 28, 2013 at 9:52 AM
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    mlittle

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    RIP Sir. My thoughts and prayers are with Captain Nishizuka's family.
     
  7. Apr 28, 2013 at 9:57 AM
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    what did he die from
     
  8. Apr 28, 2013 at 10:04 AM
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  9. Apr 28, 2013 at 10:05 AM
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    Sorry for your loss Mike, RIP CPT Nishizuka and prayers to his family.
     
  10. Apr 28, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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    Sorry for your loss, those Liberty's do some great work.
     
  12. Apr 28, 2013 at 11:42 AM
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    Mike, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your mentor & friend. I'm sure he was one of America's best.
     
  13. Apr 28, 2013 at 12:07 PM
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    My condolences. May he rest in peace
     
  14. Apr 28, 2013 at 12:19 PM
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    jjew18

    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

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    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and his family.
     
  15. Apr 28, 2013 at 12:59 PM
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    mommehK

    mommehK Never let your fear decide your fate

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    Condolences... may that warrior rest in peace indeed. Thankful for his service & sacrifice.
     
  16. Apr 29, 2013 at 2:57 AM
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    My condolences and respects. May he rest in peace.
     
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    thoughts out to you and his family, heard about this on the news today
     
  18. Apr 29, 2013 at 3:16 AM
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    My condolences to his family and to you. May he be at peace now...
     
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  20. Apr 29, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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