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Offline Charley

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Ohio Lost A Great Instructor
« on: May 17, 2022, 06:47:56 PM »
It's with a heavy heart I announce the passing of William "Pat" McNally, Shadowmanlo66. Pat was great supporter of Appleseed and joined the instructor ranks in February 2020 after earning a Rifleman score during a Winterseed. Pat started coming to events with his cousin and fellow instructor Cactus Jack. Pat will be greatly missed in Ohio.

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Re: Ohio Lost A Great Instructor
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2022, 09:54:10 PM »
God's speed Sir!  Prayers for the family and loved ones.
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Re: Ohio Lost A Great Instructor
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2022, 10:00:56 PM »
Just "damn."

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It's with a heavy heart I announce the passing of William "Pat" McNally, Shadowmanlo66. Pat was great supporter of Appleseed and joined the instructor ranks in February 2020 after earning a Rifleman score during a Winterseed. Pat started coming to events with his cousin and fellow instructor Cactus Jack. Pat will be greatly missed in Ohio.

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Re: Ohio Lost A Great Instructor
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2022, 11:04:29 AM »
As I recall, Pat discovered that he had stage 4 cancer right after accepting an orange hat.

Despite the diagnosis and complications from the chemo treatments, he attended several events and did whatever he could to help out. He will be greatly missed on the line.

Rest in peace brother. At least now you are out of pain and in the arms of fellow fallen patriots.
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Re: Ohio Lost A Great Instructor
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2022, 02:42:37 PM »
RIP Pat,

Pat was the essence of persistence. It took a  number of events for him to get out his own way to finally shoot the score. He then gladly stepped up to to help. He will be missed.

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Re: Ohio Lost A Great Instructor
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2022, 08:55:28 AM »
Going to miss Pat very much. Always a friendly smile at each and every event. Such a just all around good guy. RIP brother. See you on the line in the sky someday.
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Re: Ohio Lost A Great Instructor
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2022, 10:08:38 PM »
Very sorry to hear this.  We never had the opportunity to meet - but condolences to all who knew him.


And damn, this is admirable:

As I recall, Pat discovered that he had stage 4 cancer right after accepting an orange hat. Despite the diagnosis and complications from the chemo treatments, he attended several events and did whatever he could to help out.
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