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Old 08-29-2012, 12:39 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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Sorry to see a man killed just as he is getting recognition for his experience.

RIP.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/loc...ey-3824680.php

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Old 08-29-2012, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Bill was a fine man. I didn't agree with him on some issues, but he had no other agenda than to bring people together and fix much of what had remained broken from the previous administration. He saw his office for what it was; a small local government to service the needs of its citizens. I do hope whoever is appointed will carry forth some of the innovative plans he had for connecting with citizens which had not yet been implemented.

He was the best mayor this city has seen for some time. I'm glad to have had the chance to tell him that I appreciated the work he had done. Blessings to his family.
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:25 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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that is a sad way to go
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:25 AM
 
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I heard that at the moment of death one does not feel it and time slows down. We can hope this is true. That he died on his working ranch is not a tragedy but an honor if you ask me.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:19 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I heard that at the moment of death one does not feel it and time slows down. We can hope this is true. That he died on his working ranch is not a tragedy but an honor if you ask me.
I wouldn't go as far as calling it honor. Maybe if he was 90 and had an heart attack it might be honor. As the story put it this a was known aggressive donkey and so I hope the family makes the right decision...
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:50 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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The man was a retired USAF B-52 instructor pilot and squadron commander and served in the Vietnam War. He earned 10 air medals and three Distinguished Flying Crosses before retiring in 1990. He also served the community as the mayor of Hollywood Park. I think the term 'honor' is appropriate here!

May he rest in peace; and my condolences to his family, friends and the residents of Hollywood Park.

Cheers! M2
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:53 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The man was a retired USAF B-52 instructor pilot and squadron commander and served in the Vietnam War. He earned 10 air medals and three Distinguished Flying Crosses before retiring in 1990. He also served the community as the mayor of Hollywood Park. I think the term 'honor' is appropriate here!

May he rest in peace; and my condolences to his family, friends and the residents of Hollywood Park.

Cheers! M2
I was talking about being killed by donkey major!
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:32 AM
 
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Weird, irrelevant comments. RIP Mr. Mayor.
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:45 AM
 
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I wouldn't go as far as calling it honor. Maybe if he was 90 and had an heart attack it might be honor. As the story put it this a was known aggressive donkey and so I hope the family makes the right decision...
I was talking about him attending to his prized cow herd at the time of the accident. Maybe you do not consider it an honor and focus on the burro but it is an honor to die doing something you love.
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:32 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I think it's a bigger honor to live doing something you love. Sounds like he had that and then some. RIP...

--Dim
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