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    R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

    I received a phone call today from Mary Macelman. Some of you may know her as Scarlett, Tom "Gun4Hire" Macelman's wife. She informed me of Tom's passing at their home in Maine this morning at around 0900 EDT. Some of you may already know that "Gunny" had battled COPD for quite some time. Well, he recently came down with the flu, and as I understand it this complicated his COPD. Mary said that one minute he was there with his nebulizer in his mouth doing his breathing treatment, and the next he was slumped over with it hanging out of his mouth. Tom was a good man who would do anything for anyone. This is another huge loss for our community in less than a year. Mary will let me know what we can do once the funeral arrangements have been made. There will be a memorial for Gunny in the near future on 21CW Teamspeak so please watch for the announcement.
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    Re: R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

    He was a legend, a great friend, and he'll be sorely missed. RIP, old man, until we meet again.

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    US R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

    Very sad news. Gunny was a good friend, always ready to give a few hours of his time chatting, gaming and enjoying the company of others. Our hearts and prayers are with Mary and their family.

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    Re: R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

    RIP

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    Re: R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

    Sad day indeed, Had years of laughter and fun times with this 21CW Legend, it's been an honor my friend, rest in peace Gunny

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    Re: R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

    I loved when that guy was on, his embracing personality, hilarious sense of humor, skills formed the backbone of 21CW - we shared countless laughs over many years

    I already missed him and now - it really hurts to think he's gone forever i think I have some recordings of him in TS

    Farewell my friend

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    Re: R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

    RIP my friend. Gutted to hear this.




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    Re: R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

    Dawggit! My friend as well -my Cap'n many times -The best to Mary ...we loved him too.RIP my flyboy.
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    Re: R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

    RIP friend. You were a true icon in this tournament as well as in life.

    give em hell!
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    Re: R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

    My first Captain, his companionship and the guys and gal in Whiskey that campaign are the reason I love this place. I will miss him greatly. What a fun and unique character, larger than life, fantastically opinionated, warm, and always friendly. It was a pleasure knowing him.

    RIP my friend

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    Re: R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

    RIP Tom

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    Re: R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

    RIP Tom

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    Re: R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

    so sad to hear he has passed away
    he was such a nice guy! loved playing and chatting with him :/
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    Re: R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

    RIP Gun4Hire.....awesome Capt of Whiskey....great friend on facebook. I'll miss your kisses that you always told maddawg to give me. My thoughts and prayers to Mary and his family!

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    Re: R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

    Here is recording of whacky night on TS with a bunch of crazy guys, 12 min in, Gunny chats up a bunch of Drunk Dragons & Qoogla

    https://soundcloud.com/zumantu/dragon

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    Re: R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

    Truly a sad day for us all. Thoughts and prayers going out to Tom's family and friends.
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    Re: R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

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    Re: R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

    I cant explain in words, how much pain this news gave me. I just came off a 2 hours long phonecall with Mary and i feel destroyed.
    The world lost a big ass funny loudmouth. We have been (Qoute from Gun4Hire): "Brothers from different mothers"

    Picture taken 2007 as i was honored to be guest at Gunnys home:




    R.I.P my old Friend you will never be forgotten

    as Gunny would say: Fukkin A!
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    Re: R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

    Damn. RIP o7

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    Re: R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

    Absolutely gutted, one of the best gone. All I could say has already been said. Thoughts to his family. RIP Gunny /salute

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    Re: R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

    I am really sad over this. I will be praying for his wife.

    Great pilot who loved to compete and loved to be apart of the action and part of an army that mattered.

    Fiercely proud of his teammates over himself - he was always less so others could be more.

    I am broken over this. He kept me and Saw's trust when we came back incognito. It was like undercover boss - when someone realizes that the guys is the boss. He saw Saw shoot the TV and he was like wait...
    And then we had a ground map and then he knew. He was our SL and we took like 3 flags and he never died and he was like - level with me who are you guys....

    For many armies he was the backbone and loved this place and the people here. And they were not like family this was Gun4Hire's family. We are his brothers and it makes many of us realize that the time is very short on this Earth.

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    5 You have made my days a mere handbreadth;
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    Each man's life is but a breath.
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    6 Man is a mere phantom as he goes to and fro:
    7 "But now, Lord, what do I look for?
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    Re: R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

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    Re: R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

    RIP my friend - we had so much fun together!


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    Re: R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

    R.I.P.

    Fear the Reaper!

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    Re: R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

    Wow, that sucks. So sorry to hear about this. RIP!

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    Re: R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

    Man Gun will be missed. I remember spending hours with him running marathons in the chair on Saturdays. We always had a great time. And you could always count on him to be on late at night. We all came together here to play games but Gun a a lot of others always made this place more like a family, we always shared each others highs and lows at those times in our lives and always supported each other.

    Rest in Peace brother.

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    Re: R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

    Truly sad news here. It's hard to imagine that he's gone. I remember countless talks and late nights with him, just having fun and talking about anything and everything. One of my most memorable moments was a night that I was talking to both him and AB about making video games. They were deep in the conversation while I remained silent and mainly just listened, offering little interjections and thoughts from time to time or replying to a question. The subject shifted from time to time, but the talks never did. Always deep and from the heart. I admired that about him. Honesty and trust at its finest. He was a good man. An awesome player. A great inspirarion. He was my, just as he was everyone's, brother in arms, and it was an honor to be in his company. Rest in peace, man. It's been one hell of a ride.

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    Re: R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

    I can't add anymore to this except to say he'll be missed. I especially enjoyed reading his posts on Facebook and hearing him expand on them on TS. RIP brother.


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    Re: R.I.P. Gun4Hire (Tom) 04.23.74 - 04.06.16

    He will be missed, RIP Gunnie.
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