we lost a brother and a soldier and i lost a friend

Discussion in 'Prayer Request' started by JERMSQUIRM, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    i found out this morning a good friend of mine whom was also a member here when he was not overseas has lost his life to an accident. he has spent probably the last 5-7 years in afganastan and iraq. he was one of the few active service men from this small town. following his fathers footsteps.

    i dont remember his username because he was only on when on leave and probably has very few posts. can the staff pleas find it for me. his name was john (johnnie) gaston. from waynesville illinois. im good friends with him and his family.his dads girlfriend just lost her dad not but a few months ago too.

    he was a bit younger than me. 28 or so. he was back stateside and off base in kansas yesterday and the car he was driving or riding in was struck by a train. i heard it from my grandmother earlier. i seen his aunt in my driveway this afternoon but missed her by the time i got to the door. i dont know the details other than he is no longer with us.

    please pray for his family the john gaston family. his dad was john too. sad after surviving the hostile dessert he comes home and looses his young life. i hadnt seen him for 6 months or so since his last leave.
     
  2. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Very sorry to hear this Jeremy. Prayers to the family and to you for the loss of a friend.
     

  3. Ulikedew

    Ulikedew New Member

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    Hey buddy my prayers are out to you and your friends family.Tell them he was a hero.
     
  4. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    JEREMY, I`m sorry for your loss I will pray for you all.
     
  5. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    He and all family members will be in our thoughts and prayers.
     
  6. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    I hate to hear about soldiers returning home after being at war and loosing their lives. Prayers sent.
     
  7. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    I am so sorry that Brother Gaston's young life was cut so short. He will be missed,and I will have his family in pray! RIP BROTHER GASTON YOU WILL BE MISSED:sad2::sad2:Sister Powell
     
  8. rudepossum

    rudepossum Well-Known Member

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    Thoughts and prayers from southwest Missouri.
     
  9. Shadow Hunter

    Shadow Hunter New Member

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    PRAYERS coming from Indianapolis for the Gaston family and you Jeremy! {GOD COME } :worship::worship:
     
  10. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Prayers for you ,as well as his family.
     
  11. smokey

    smokey New Member

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    sorry for your loss Jer. My prayers and thought are with him
    smokey
     
  12. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    My prayers go out to his family, god bless.
     
  13. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Sorry for your loss Jeremy, My prayers go out to him and his family. Gone but not forgotten.
     
  14. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    he was a flatheader him and his dad. they had a fish fry last time he was home. sad thing is i was the only non family friend of his to show. all the others were at the bar.:angry: some of them showed up at 1am after it closed. when they came in i looked at em and shook my head and left. they were smashed. now so were we but i was there all afternoon and eve with the family playing games and eatin fish. bet now some would have spent a bit more time with him.

    last time he was home he was asking about having me mount him a squirrel. think i might mount it and give it to his father. just as a thinks for his sons service. guess ide rather see it this way thaan dying in that dessert.:sad2:
     
  15. shania

    shania New Member

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    Sorry to hear about the sad news this morning --- I'll send out my prayers from California to ya Buddy as well as the other family & friends.
     
  16. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    An unfortunate loss.. prayers sent.
     
  17. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    sorry for your loss brother, prayers from tx,,,
     
  18. AlwaysFishin

    AlwaysFishin New Member

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    my prayers are with you and his family.
     
  19. Wally

    Wally New Member

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    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Our Brother, your friend and his family.
    May you find peace throught the words of God.

    Walter & Pam Husak
     
  20. muzkrat

    muzkrat New Member

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    prayers going out for the gaston family from va. sorry to hear this. my son spent 10 months in iraq. when he came home it was a big releif to us and i am sure his family must have been releived to have him home then to loose him must have been a hard blow. prayers for the train engineer and all involved.