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mkoloc

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Lost my Best Friend
« on: September 09, 2020, 08:03:12 PM »
Lost my best friend tonight as we helped him transition and I am heartbroken.  Jack has been with us for 16 years and a more loving and loyal heart I have never known. He loved riding in either the 42 GPW or the M37 and especially so if the windshields were folded down.  His eyes were so human, and as I watched them tonight as the vet who came to the house gently helped him transition, I saw love and peacefulness.  It's going to be a restless night and the thought of not having him wake me to go out, or the click of his nails on the wood floors tomorrow morning is going to be overwhelmingly sad.
I have been thru 3 combat tours and have lost friends and comrades but have never felt the sadness and grief I felt tonight .. I will so miss my little soul and his unconditional love ... thank you God for sending such a incredibly loving soul into my life.
Mark A.R. Koloc Sr.
LTC USA (RET)
1631 Bitter Creek Lane
Batavia, OH  45103
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8683jb

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Re: Lost my Best Friend
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2020, 08:11:56 PM »
I'm very sorry for you Mark. I know how much you love that little guy.
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Re: Lost my Best Friend
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2020, 08:34:31 PM »
Sorry to hear you lost your buddy, I'm betting he was a good pup!

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Re: Lost my Best Friend
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2020, 09:40:31 PM »
I'm sorry Mark.  I know you can obviously get through this, but I understand that it won't be easy.  I give you all the support I can.

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Re: Lost my Best Friend
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2020, 03:38:58 AM »
I feel your pain Mark.  They are without a doubt our best friends.
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Re: Lost my Best Friend
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2020, 01:46:43 AM »
So Sorry for your loss mark. I know the feeling. I went through it a few years ago. :'(

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Re: Lost my Best Friend
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2020, 03:04:26 AM »
 I feel your pain, RIP Jack. Dogs really are mans best friend.

mkoloc

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Re: Lost my Best Friend
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2020, 01:25:02 PM »
Thank you all for your very kind thoughts and the sharing of your own losses.  I feel like I'm in a fog, but know that this too will pass.  Not really motivated to work on my track right now, and my wife had arranged for a week for all of us in Florida, so that's good timing as it will allow me some reset time. 

I'm going to pick Jacks ashes tomorrow and feel that this will bring some closure as he will be back home.  I still can't quite come to terms with how much grief I feel after all the combat tours and loss of friends over what some would just say is just a pet ... I guess the harder you love someone the harder it is to let go.  I know he's in a better place, but I just so miss the opportunity to scratch his ears, to take him for a ride or to feel him cuddled up with us in bed.  I am and will always be grateful  that his soul shared time with me and that he will always be in my thoughts and prayers.  He gave me so much more that I could ever express and for that I will always be blessed.

God bless you all for your kindness.

Mark
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LTC USA (RET)
1631 Bitter Creek Lane
Batavia, OH  45103
Cell:  715-821-9426

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Re: Lost my Best Friend
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2020, 05:07:42 AM »
Sorry to hear of your loss, they are so very close to us.

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Re: Lost my Best Friend
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2020, 07:29:40 PM »
Mark so sorry for your loss of your fur kid! Unfortunately God only gives them to us for a short time but they become so much a part of our lives. I can sympathize as we lost two of our fur kids last month one 13 and one 14. Cherish the memories!

Don G.
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1942 M3 Diamond T Mostly restored
1943 M3A1 Under restoration
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1945 WC 63 needs restoration
1967 M36 Long wheel base duece
1951 M135 GMC Fire truck conversion