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    Announcement Remembering Jim Flavin

    Jim 'JimF4M1sicon' Flavin

    It is with heavy heart I report we've lost this long time respected member.
    Born and raised in Northern Ca May 7-1949. Jim passed away at the age of 70 from a long hard fought battle with cancer on Saturday, November 16-2019.

    Jim and his wife Barbara celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary back on July 31st.
    They met in 1966 as teenagers and married in 1968. He was a beloved husband and father.
    Most know Jim joined the Navy in Oct 1967 and trained at Amphibious Base Coronado in San Diego.
    Assigned as a engine-man on a 4 man Assault Craft. He served 4 years 4 months, 34 of those months in Vietnam. Jim served 3 combat tours in 68, 69 and 70. From Da nang.... north.
    He would go to his old units memorial at Coronado every year. He celebrated life and appreciated the time he shared with his family. He commented once that "When my wife is broken up a bit I remind her, we just went down to Coronado for my old unit memorial. I have had 51 more years than the men we honor each year at that memorial."

    We'll remember him for the man he was. Helpful to new and seasoned collectors. Always willing to share knowledge and his collection. A long time contributing member of The Carbine Club. A man of honor and honesty. For many of us Jim was a mentor.
    He had a deep love for our Flag, Country, Those who serve and our Wounded Warriors.

    It was Jim's wish that consideration be given to a donation to The Wounded Warriors Project or a Charity of your choice.


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    So long Jim, I talked to him and we had business. I missed meeting him only by the distance of the straights between us, about 35 miles... RIP buddy.
    Regards, Jim

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    RIP Jim. I did not know you long, but appreciated the exchange of emails and carbine related items. They will be treasured more for their source rather than what they are.

    Tomorrow, in remembrance, I'll use one of them when the mail arrives and try to add it to the next display.

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    He seemed like a decent chap who did his bit for his country.

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    Jim was a great guy. I was fortunate enough to get to do business with him a couple of times over the past year or two and I got to know him a little. His contribution to this hobby is massive.his contribution to our country is even more massive. He was a true patriot and I will miss him dearly on these forums .he was the kind of guy I would have loved to have had a beer with. RIP Jim, thank you for your service
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    This forum has lost a great man. We will all miss him.

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    I can't say this was unexpected, agent orange had killed him just as so many vets. Jim was a great guy and honest to the core. It is just too bad that they had moved up to WA. and things were going great. He knew what was coming and faced it square in the eye. Just too bad.

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    There’s No Doubt at all that Jim was a Great Guy and he will missed dearly. I remember when I first started here he was among the few that always took time to help me out and would pm me and would give me Great advice. Whatever you bought from him you knew you were getting Top Quality anything. RIP Jim I Salute You and God Bless You
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    I greatly enjoyed his contributions here and will miss his input.
    My condolences to his family and friends.

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