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.