Ted Sampley

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  1. DonaldN

    DonaldN New Member

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    -----Original Message-----
    From: Danny "Greasy" Belcher <[email protected]>
    Sent: Wed, 13 May 2009 7:10 am
    Subject: death of Ted Sampley

    Ted was interesting to be around. It was never dull around him. I met
    him first in 1988 and he will be missed.
    Danny "Greasy" Belcher, Executive Director
    Task Force Omega of KY Inc.
    Vietnam Infantry Sgt. 68-69
    "D" Troop 7th Sqdn. 1st Air Cav

    ----- Original Message ----- From: "Lynn O'Shea"
    <[email protected]>
    To: <[email protected]>
    Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 7:20 PM
    Subject: Ted Sampley

    No doubt there are people on this email distribution who should have
    received a phone call but the sheer number of individuals in that
    group > makes it impossible.

    It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing, this
    afternoon, of our dear friend Ted Sampley. Ted fought hard but in the
    end his enormous heart that for so many years fought for our POWs and
    MIAs could not bring him through this battle. To say we are stunned
    is an understatement. Anyone who knew Ted liked and respected him.
    You may not have always agreed with him but that never interfered
    with the friendship or respect.

    On behalf of Dolores, myself and the Board of Directors of the
    National Alliance of Families, we extend our deepest sympathy
    to his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with his mom, and children Wendy and Lane and to all who knew, loved and respected the giant of a man that was Ted Sampley. To paraphrase the words of an old Irish
    Blessing "may he be in heaven and half hour before the devil knew he
    was gone."

    Lynn

    Lynn O'Shea
    Director of Research
    National Alliance of Families for the Return of America's Missing
    Servicemen -World War II - Korea - Cold War - Vietnam - Gulf Wars


    DonaldN
    Semper Fi
  2. Vietvet1

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    When I heard he had gone to the Hospital for tests, then surgery and finally his passing... a hole opened up in me. I had known Ted many years and had been involved in many "things" with him...Some legal and some just to piss off the DC Police and AHoles in our Government who we "approached" on the POW-MIA Issue. I usually meet up with Ted twice a year.... at "Rolling Thunder" and again at the National Alliance of Families Annual Meetings. Before that was when he had the stand at the Lincoln Memorial area.This July Meeting will have an empty spot for sure.

    Ted and I didn't always agree on things but we were still friends. My wife remembers sitting his son while at Rolling Thunder or the stands. With all the fighting on the POW-MIA Issue that he had done... I know now..... HE KNOWS ALL THE ANSWERS. He is at rollcall and those still missing there have to be ...well you figure it out. God's Speed and Fair Winds my FRIEND. You will be missed.

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