Semper Fi Nole

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  1. BYUdavey

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    I just wanted to let everyone know that Semper Fi passed away yesterday morning. I know he was a huge fan of this site and considered many people here to be his friend. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this time.

    RIP Semper Fi Nole
     
  2. ShaolinNole

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    This is such a shock! His family will definitely be in my thoughts.
     
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    Just terrible, he will be greatly missed around here, prayers to his family. Shocking for sure.
     
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    I have seen his posts a few times on warchant, but never had the pleasure of talking with him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
     
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    What a shock!! I talked to him on a regular basis and he was always emailing me to see how I was doing. He was like a brother to me. I will definitely be praying for his family.
     
  6. TBBucnNole

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    I extend my sincerest condolences to his family. Thoughts and prayers...
     
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    First of all my condolences and prayers go out to Semper Fi's family and friends.Secondly, I will surley miss his unique and sharp wit that was a big part of this board.
     
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    I've read this thread a couple of times and still not wanting to believe what I've just read....

    My thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones and I'm truly going to miss my favorite marine.


    Godspeed Semp, 69696969696969969!
    This post was edited on 8/12 2:31 AM by irishalice
     
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    I had no idea anything was wrong with Semp. This is very sad news.

    Condolences to his family and many friends.
     
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    I just talked to him last week. I am beside myself. Does anyone know what happened.
     
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    Is this for real?

    Wow, I don't know what to say...
     
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    BYUDavey - How did you find out? And what happened?
     
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    I just called his office and the lady at the front desk couldn't give out info, but suggested I call his home.
     
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    This post was edited on 8/11 1:39 PM by BYUdavey
     
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    Me?

    Email me at my WC Handle at yahoo dot com and I will give you my cell
     
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    Becca my number is 850 210 3117...its chris...aka semper fi jr...call me i know he would want me to talk to you especially.
     
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    WTF?!?!?
    My heart just sunk....
     
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    Bless you Semp, you were the soul of this board. Take care Brother. Your family is in my prayers.
    This post was edited on 8/11 1:33 PM by KoolAid Man
     
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    Semp Jr, Traded a lot of posts and occasional emails with your dad. He was one of the good guys. He always took the time to check up on me and see how things were going. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Posting on this board will never be the same. :(
    This post was edited on 8/11 1:37 PM by irishalice
     
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    This is quite a shock. I was also one that Semper would email every now and again just to check in and say hi. I've never met him, but you could just tell he was a great guy. I will miss him alot. Prayers to his friends and family. God speed, Semper.
     
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    I just left you a VM. Call me back when you can.

    I AM SO VERY SORRY CHRIS.
     
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    I went through some crap last year and the beginning part of this year and he helped me A LOT during that time. He allowed me to use him as a sounding board and provided a shoulder to cry on. He allowed me to bitch and vent and then came back to me with the strangest one liners to try and cheer me up...that was the way he was.

    I am still SO SHOCKED and beside myself.

    My prayers and heartfelt condonlences go to his family.
    This post was edited on 8/11 9:31 PM by BeccaNole72
     
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    I am in utter shock......Semp and I exchanged e-mails 2-3 dozen times over the last 2-3 months

    The man had a great sense of humor

    He is going to be SORELY missed

    My prayers too for him and his family.....

    I'm numb
     
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    Semper was one of a kind and obviously a very good person. RIP.
     
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    I just got of the phone with Chris as well. ANYTHING you guys need Chris, you have my number.
     
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    You will always be missed my brother. Semper Fidelis.


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    I'm so sorry to hear of Semper's passing. May he RIP. He will be missed dearly. May his family find comfort in that he is in a better place.
     
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    djegators and Semp were brothers in arms over on the GatorBait Lounge, when it came to politics and and "everyday is Friday" threads.

    DJE sends his condolences.....and I guess fro Semp, it IS Friday everyday. Godspeed, Buddy...
     
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    Condolences to Semper's family. He was a great guy on these boards. I will truly miss him. RIP dude, as I'm sure you are.
     
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    RIP Semper, you will be missed by all of us in the GB lounge.

    If anyone can let us know what happened, it would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Oh my God.

    This news is absolutely shocking, and terrible beyond description.

    He will be sorely missed.

    Wow...
     
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    Thoughts and prayers to his family. May the four winds blow him safely home.
     
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    There is another Semper Fi Nole spelled exactly the way the OP spelled it, and I thought it couldn't possibly be the semper on the smackboard. What a friggin tragic loss. Although I never met him in person, he always made me laugh with his one of a kind humor and this board will never be the same again. May you always RIP and May God Bless your family!




    This post was edited on 8/11 2:04 PM by FSUTD1
     
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    I simply don't know how to grasp this. I don't want to start crying here at the office, so I'll just go for a little ride now; you know, a sudden errand.

    Marine, your orders came through. You're at Base Camp One - the civilians call it Heaven.
     
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    I about threw up when I read the thread on the Tribal Council. The title was something like "warchant lost a great nole", then I read it was Richard. I'm in shock. I'm so glad me and _canes_ got to eat dinner/have beers with him a few months ago. I'm gald to have known him, and feel awful for his family.

    RIP big guy.
     
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    I'm shocked beyond belief. Semper was always great to me and traveled between our two boards regularly, checking up on Alice and myself. When I was sick earlier this year, Semper made a point of dropping by to cheer me up. Although I didn't know the man personally, I liked and repected him immediately the first time we exchanged posts. Semper was brash and funny and had a great way about him that made me glad every time we talked. He was a unique character and there will never be another like him. Like all of us, I'm struggling for words right now and found something I'd like to share with everyone. I hope it's appropriate as I think its a fitting tribute to Semper and all veterans like him who do their part to protect our freedoms. Semper, you're in my prayers and may you rest in peace.

    Marine Corp Honors
     
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    RIP Semper Fi, my prayers and condolences go out to his family.
     
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    His son Cris said that the funeral director was asking him about clubs or community organiztions he was passionate about and his son said that he wanted it mentioned that one of his loves was Warchant and The NOLES!

    I cant stop crying.
    This post was edited on 8/11 9:36 PM by BeccaNole72
     
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    We just did the same thing....I had a cry...I come back and see your post, and did it again.....

    Semp....I MISS YOU ALREADY BUDDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    KEEP EM IN LINE UP THERE MAN!
     
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    NM
    This post was edited on 8/11 2:44 PM by BoNoles
     
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    As we talked about on the phone, I'm going to talk with Gene later, and I'll set up a fundraiser to place a large Legacy brick outside the stadium in Richard's name. I'll get some info here once my mind comes back to reality later this week. I can't keep the tears out my my eyes long enough right now.
     
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    I fugging CRUSHED today.....today is ruined for me
     
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    I don't have contact info for underbars, but marvin left his tribute in the Gator Lounge. As evidenced by posts above, Semper was also very popular on that board, and there's a link below to the thread that contains the following post:

    Good Bye, Semper Fi Nole
     
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    Terrible news, was a great guy the few times I met him at various tailgates.

    RIP Semper, til we meet again.
     
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    Semper was like the smackboard big brother, anybody had a problem or needed someone to listen, he was there for you. He helped many of us when we had personal issues. He loved many of you guys, I heard him say positive things about Swami, JD, Becca, N2L, 64, Crowl, Branson. He loved giving Homer, "chimps in the mall", Juliet Delta, or any "slack jawed lizard" a hard time. He made a random anonymous message board more personal, by reaching out to get to know and be friends with many of us. He genuily cared about many of you, and he loved warchant, especially the smack board.

    My last memory of him was him getting and later destroying the 30 shrimp deal they had at the ale house, and us laughing the entire time in between about funny moments on the smackboard and life in general.

    I will miss him, as I know many of us will.

    Friday's especially won't be the same without your eye candy threads.
     
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    The Smack Board and Lounge have lost a legend. RIP Marine.
     
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    Thanks Homer, I just spoke with _canes_, like all of us he is in shock.

    Semper made many friends on Gatorbait, Canesport, and of course Warchant.
     
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    I never met him, but I enjoyed reading his posts like no other poster on these boards. Like I said in the TC, no one had a had a way with words quite like him.

    Semper Fidelis, Richard.
     
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    Thanks for the call BoNoles! I have your number in my celly and will call the next time I am up your way.

    I am at a loss for words. I am so honored to have just been with him a few weeks back. When he ordered those 30 shrimp I was laughing inside!! But he did polish them off! And last year, he met me in the parking lot of Dick Howser to help drink some whiskey before the FSU/UF ball game. What a great guy and it is hard to believe he is no longer with us. I am not sure what else to say right now. Maybe something will come to me later but for now I just don't know what to say. I am very sad and humbled. May he find peace; Godspeed. Goodbye my friend.
     
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    BoNoles, I remembered he messaged me saying you were the one who got him started on here, and that he loved it. Hopefully we were all able to give him a fraction of the laughs he brought all of us. I was hoping someone would come on and say it was a bad joke.




    He will be greatly missed, and I know I'll come back on some days hoping to see a new post from him... RIP!!! It's just all hard to believe!
     

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