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Old 07-04-2014, 05:09 AM
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Paul,

The other night while flying over the Atlantic looking into space I was thinking about you and now as I post this I am thinking about your dad.

Sorry for your loss.

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Old 07-04-2014, 08:56 AM
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Hi Paul

Sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. Your tribute to him was awesome. Your aviation career is a living monument to your Dad.
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:24 AM
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Here's to him.
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:51 AM
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Father & son teams are awesome.
I have 4 sons, 2 are mine from my first wife, two are borrowed from my second wife. All are great, I hang out with them when I can.
My dad was a WWII Navy Vet too. A Boeing engineer and Boy Scout 'Scoutmaster', he introduced me to flying thru his friends (he didn't fly) and got me into Air Scouts.
His passing was sad, because his contribution was so great.
I understand how you feel.
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Old 07-04-2014, 10:15 AM
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Default Paul, The Elijah Craig Awaits...

In the tent at HBC to toast your Dad. Blue Skies & Tailwinds Mr. Dye.
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Old 07-04-2014, 11:34 AM
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Paul, What a fitting tribute to your dad.

As I struggle to get my 89 yo mom (dementia +) back to health after falling and breaking her hip I too am thinking about the WWII generation. Mom worked in the "war plant" in Dallas as she calls it, making parts for the P-38. Dad was with the Marines on Guadalcanal and lost his last battle a few years ago.

Sorry for your loss and sharing a little bit about his life. Sounds like he passed some of his best qualities on to his son.

If I don't make OSH I hope yo see you again next spring at SNF.
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Old 07-04-2014, 11:34 AM
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Paul,

You wrote a most heartfelt tribute to your Father and I am sure all your RV friends appreciate it as much as I do. Would it be possible to share with us what that math problem your Dad left behind might be? If you choose to keep it private though, very understandable...

Sincerest regards to you and yours,

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Old 07-04-2014, 11:56 AM
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David Dye would like nothing better than to expand his world of students by us sharing the problem (and solution) but we need to use his words. We'll do so when we have a chance. Thanks for asking.
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Old 07-04-2014, 01:09 PM
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Paul,

So sorry to hear of your loss. My father passed at 86, crewed on the B-25, B-17, and B-29 and others in WWII.

Undoubtedly your father took pride in your work, leading the efforts to assemble and operate the greatest flying machines ever built. You are missed here.

Carl



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Old 07-04-2014, 04:13 PM
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Paul,

Number 10,000 for Dad - mighty fitting - and for sure he was mighty proud of your accomplishments.

Sorry to hear of his passing.
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