Sad Updates

And long overdue too, for which we apologize. We are amiss in keeping up with our email at times. We try, though.

First, it is our sad duty to inform that our long term loyal Rottie friend’s father-in-law Syd passed a week before last. On our own behalf as well as on the behalf of the family, we would like to thank you for your prayers and kind thoughts. He passed peacefully surrounded by his daughter and other members of family as well as close friends. Our prayers go out to all touched by his journey home.

Second, our long time friend and LC, Draco, is not getting better. Of this you may already be aware from updates at Hookers and Booze (and if you’re not reading that site daily, why not?), but if you aren’t, I leave the word to our good friend of many years, LC Aggie Sith:

It is with a heavy heart that I write this. Draco is not getting better, and can no longer breathe on his own. His wife has decided to extend his life until all of his unit friends can say their goodbyes, and then she may terminate. She has decided that he will not be an organ donor (even though it is in his medical records that he signed for everything to be donated). She will not have a military funeral. Also, all who show up in military uniform will be barred from the service. At least she is having him cremated per his request. It has been difficult to lose a man who was not only a warrior and friend, but also my brother. To have his wife deny him in death what was in effect his purpose in this life is akin to having a knife thrust in our hearts. I am not updating anything on FB for fear she might see it and decide to bar me from attending, as well. As a last bit of caution, be advised that her updates are not very realistic. They may be hopeful, but she is not considering the doc’s opinions, much less Hubby’s.

Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. They have meant the world to Hubby and me.

May G-d welcome our friend and brother into His Kingdom.


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LC Aggie Sith, a goddess, only different, G.G.O.R.
LC Aggie Sith, a goddess, only different, G.G.O.R. (@lc-aggie-sith)
August 24, 2013 15:16

Sending prayers for Syd and his family 🙁

I do pray and hope that Draco’s wife changes her mind in the light of day and with some peace of mind.

LC Roguetek
LC Roguetek (@lc-roguetek)
August 24, 2013 15:19

When my wife was dying, her mother went right off the rails, trying to have me arrested, stealing everything of my wife’s that wasn’t nailed down…

Point of my story is this. The death of a loved one makes people crazy. Some handle that crazy fairly well. Others…dont.

If there’s anything to be done for it, I have no idea.

August 24, 2013 15:33


Should the worst come you can consider holding a separate remembrance on base for his uniformed brothers. His wife need not be present or invited. My prayers for you and your family.

LC TerribleTroy
LC TerribleTroy (@terribletroy)
August 24, 2013 17:57

So whats the deal? She pissed at the Mil for this? She pissed at them for not taking care of him properly upon his return, or just in general?

Seems to me the guy lived his life the way he wanted.

I pray he and his family find peace

Imperial Grammar Nazi, G.L.O.R
Imperial Grammar Nazi, G.L.O.R (@skyechild)
August 24, 2013 21:54


What Azygos said. And be assured, even if his wife won’t recognize his service, we who have served will always salute him! Hugs to all of you in this very difficult time.

Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R
Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R (@mrsm)
August 24, 2013 22:38

So sorry to hear this. I was hoping that the updates we were seeing on FB were true. Sadly, when a spouse or parent disregards their loved ones wishes and goes off on a tangent in the opposite direction, it can cause irreparable harm and bad feelings within the family. I’ve seen it happen first hand. Unfortunately there isn’t a… Read more »

Radical Redneck
Radical Redneck (@radical-redneck)
August 25, 2013 12:16

I’m so sorry Aggs, I was hoping against hope this wasn’t the case. I always enjoy swapping postings with Draco. He really gets it – the sicker the shit I link the more he’d enjoys it. I’ve always wished I saw more of him in the instant chats as that would be a blast. If the worst should happen that… Read more »

LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.
LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. (@lc-rurik)
August 25, 2013 15:20

Aggie, I an heartbroken about the developments, both the impending passing of Draco, and the sign of dissention that his wife does not appreciate the service which meant so much to him, and to which he devoted so much of his life. While I will refrain from passing any judgment, I will resolutely persist in honoring his military career. This… Read more »

irish19 (@irish19)
August 25, 2013 23:22

I am sorry for your loss, Aggie, as well as yours, Imperator.
I just lost an uncle, another member of the Greatest Generation, this past week.
Prayers and condolences to both your families.

LC Thresher
LC Thresher (@lc-thresher)
September 1, 2013 15:49

Prayers for Draco and his family. 🙁