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Old 11-04-2015, 07:31 AM
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Very hard to believe. I do not want his memory to pass. I have heard it said if you have people that knew and loved you you will never be truly gone. That is why I can never pass this time of year with out posting about my best friend @ RFC.

I hate that he died lonely and depressed to the point taking his own life seemed like the best option.

I have been there so I understand better than some what it feels like when everything seems to be pressing in on you and there seems to be only one way out but usually it is a terrible choice.

As long as I am around and there is an RFC Doug will be remembered:



Notice his "wall paper"


A small part of his "collection":


Some of "Da Rez" where he lived:




My friend Doug although I really think Ricochet was truly a better name he was very proud of the fact he was named after Gen. Douglas MacArthur:


He will always be missed.
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:55 AM
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You keep him alive Vincent. humb:
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Old 11-04-2015, 05:56 PM
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miss him for sure......... one of the original pirates



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Old 11-04-2015, 06:00 PM
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Thank you for your post, Vincent. I appreciate the touching glimpse into the life of your friend. It is a pleasure to see a little more after hearing about him on RFC. I am so happy to be a part of this community, and am grateful for the contributions of members like Ricochet that helped make RFC what it is today: lounge/library/service center/shooting club!
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Old 11-04-2015, 06:10 PM
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It doesn't seem that long ago. He certainly is missed and RFC isn't the same without him.
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:20 PM
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It really does seem to have gone very quickly but that is what they told us when we were growing up that the older you get the faster the time goes.

I thought things would get easier but that has only been a very slow process.

I still miss him every time I go to SuperStock.
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Old 11-05-2015, 09:34 AM
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I still miss him every time I go to SuperStock.

You got that rite! I've heard that as long as someone remembers you that you're never gone.
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Old 11-05-2015, 10:23 AM
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It doesn't seem it could have been that long ago.

Rico often made me laugh; still does whenever I think of his search for the ultimate back-woods bullet lube and OTC misadventures playing w/that concept. I always wondered if the folks at Eley were paying attention at the time. Ha! Whot a hoot! He was really a lot of fun and I got a lot of enjoyment from his contributions and perspective.

It was both a heartbreaker and a shock to learn of his passing. Depression is a horrible disease. His never came thru to me, he always seemed up-beat.

That's how I prefer to remember him, funny and friendly.
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Old 11-05-2015, 06:25 PM
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Hard to believe it's been six years already, I remember his passing so well. I truly admire your passion for his memory, Vince. It's so sad how he ended his life, but you do him a great honor in remembering him as you do and keeping his memory alive for the rest of us. RIP.

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Old 11-05-2015, 10:37 PM
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Most of his posts are still around so if you want to get to know a great guy just search "Ricochet" with no time specified.
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Old 11-06-2015, 05:18 AM
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One of the first games I played when I got my 452 varmint was his 13mm game. Its less interesting without him here.
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Old 12-27-2015, 12:33 PM
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He will always be missed but not forgotten, I learned a lot from Rico
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Can't believe it's been six years. We can never forget, because all those great times are brought back by things in our daily lives. Good memories are never lost, just come back as happy reminders of those who walked our path.
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posted this photo up in sharing info before I saw this thread. Here's the view from just north of Ricos place this morning. Any questions as too why they call this country "Big Sky"?
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