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Ricky T 10-02-2012 06:44 PM

Army Chief needs miracle - pray for him please
Our fellow moderator Army Chief asked us to break the news to the members, following is his own words:

I'm sorry to report that my heath continues to devolve rapidly. The sinus sarcoma which first appeared in August has already reached an inoperable stage, and is now expected to take my life in the next 60 days.

Will begin a 2x daily radiation protocol on Monday at UNC so as to at l
east mount as aggressive an 11th-hour response as possible, but we've no curative expectations of this; we're simply hoping to be able to slow things enough to afford us a few more days together as a family.

God remains in control. Above all else, I feel such a compelling sense of gratitude for the fullness of the life that I have been given, the blessings that have been waiting around every corner, the incredible opportunities that have been extended to me, the friendships that have been my privilege to forge and sustain over the years, and for a family that has consistently loved and supported me far more than I could ever hope to deserve. My story may be ending somewhat prematurely, but what an incredibly meaningful story it has been.

I am prepared for this final fight, and am going forward from here with a very tangible sense of peace; that said, please keep Terri and my family in your prayers as we deal with this most unexpected life change.

Truth is, I'm not even all-that-sure I'm going to make it to Radiation. They can't start until Monday at 0700, and we'll really have to see if I can still breathe while laying flat on my back by then.

Today's message:

Am already beginning to struggle with some airway issues, so I get the sense that the close-in fight will quickly be at hand. In this, I would appreciate a bit of assistance if you've any ideas on how we might make the general membership aware of what is going on, without it coming off as disruptive, overly-dramatic or presumptuous -- which is why I haven't posted anything on my own behalf.

striperri 10-02-2012 06:48 PM

Prayers for Him and his family

Amp Mangum 10-02-2012 06:55 PM

Prayers sent. God is still in the miracle business.

cory 10-02-2012 06:56 PM

This is such terrible news. AC, you and your family are in my prayers. God bless you.

La Grenouille 10-02-2012 07:00 PM

I was just thinking, earlier today, about why we hadn't heard anything from AC in a while. Thoughts & prayers with him.

Lt.Smoke 10-02-2012 07:03 PM

I never had a chance to meet you but you're family seeing as how you are part of this community AC... My prayers will be with you and your family...

Gamecockgangsta 10-02-2012 07:16 PM

Hopefully everything will work out. I'll be sure to add this to my prayer list...

I pray that God will be with you and yours in this valley.

capt_tast 10-02-2012 07:34 PM

He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. -Psalm 91:4

AC, My family is praying that the Lord will heal you for His glory and as a testimony to his mercy and grace. But in fact, Christ has been raised.
Your faith has not been in vain.

In Christ,


Brokedown48 10-02-2012 07:34 PM

My PRAYERS are with you and your family

brocktice 10-02-2012 07:39 PM

I'm not a pray-er but my thoughts are with him and his family. It sounds like he is at peace with it and that is a good thing.

mstusc 10-02-2012 07:44 PM

Prayers for AC and his family.

Riverpigusmc 10-02-2012 08:00 PM

My prayers have been sent for a fellow Warrior

skosh69 10-02-2012 08:04 PM

Thoughts and prayers for him and his family!

Army Strong!!!

dbarn 10-02-2012 08:12 PM

Just sent one up. Hang tough AC, you will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

SCS1911 10-02-2012 08:15 PM

Stay strong, Chief.

HRT 10-02-2012 08:18 PM

Prayers are on the way for you and your family. I agree God is in control and may his mercy and love surround you.

NAMVET72 10-02-2012 08:21 PM

You Are In My Prayers and In My Thoughts, God is Watching Over You,


Lucas67 10-02-2012 08:27 PM

Prayers and Strenght

Highgear 10-02-2012 08:37 PM

What a stong character! I hope when I am facing the end I will be as eloquent.

I am not a religious man, but I will be thinking about you and your family during this terrible time. You are fortunate to have your loving family with you, as I'm sure they were fortunate that you have been with them throughout their life. I appreciate the knowledge you have shared over the years, and am happy I lived at a time that technology allowed acquaintenances to be made over such a long distance.

You will be missed.

Sitex31 10-02-2012 08:42 PM

Dear Lord, I pray that you would comfort AC and his family in this time of hardship. I know you are full of grace, as I have seen it first hand, and I pray that you will show them your grace, as you have shown me. In your name I pray, Amen.


brown568 10-02-2012 08:45 PM

You and your family are in my prayers.

retrieverman 10-02-2012 08:50 PM

God is still in the miracle business, and I am on my knees in prayer on Army Chief's behalf.

.45_ACP 10-02-2012 09:17 PM

My heart dropped when I read Ricky T's post. In the past decade my family has been completely devastated by this series of diseases that we collectively refer to as cancer. My uncle and I are the only ones left. :(


In the relatively short time I have been into firearms and the 1911 platform I have learned so much from you. Thank you for sharing your incredible knowledge with me. I will be among those praying for you and your family.

dave079 10-02-2012 09:27 PM

Prayers for you AC

Juicemt 10-02-2012 09:28 PM

AC thanks for sharing so much of you with us over the years. Prayers are with you.

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