Tunnel Rat aka Tom McNaughton has passed away

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Re: Tunnel Rat aka Tom McNaughton has passed away

Postby BB62 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:13 pm

A damn shame. RIP, Tom.
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Re: Tunnel Rat aka Tom McNaughton has passed away

Postby BobK » Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:36 pm

NavyChief wrote:My favorite TunnelRat story...

Like many - if not most - combat vet’s Tom never went into a lot of detail about his time in-country. Nonetheless, he did allow as all of his time was spent far, far to the north of that little divided republic. At one point he and his platoon were getting what for them was practically R&R at an FOB. Some REMF ran into the young Captain and commented that was the furthest forward he’d been. Tom (and I can almost hear his booming voice) replied, “Really sir? This is furthest to the rear I’ve been…”

My way of spending some time in remembrance of Tom was to do a search on the word "Viet", author = TunnelRat, and return posts = 1000 characters.

This search:
search.php?keywords=viet&terms=all&author=TunnelRat&sc=1&sf=all&sr=posts&sk=t&sd=d&st=0&ch=1000&t=0&submit=Search

It returns 56 posts where he mentions Viet Nam. He had some interesting stuff to say. It was worth spending the time reading.
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Re: Tunnel Rat aka Tom McNaughton has passed away

Postby lyptix » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:04 pm

Very sorry to hear this.... He was an Ofcc staple...
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Re: Tunnel Rat aka Tom McNaughton has passed away

Postby Gumby » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:22 am

I have been living in Tennessee and haven't been keeping up with my friends here on OhioCCW, and last night when I checked, I saw the sad news about Tom McNaughton. He was a great contributor and a good person. His obituary was incredible and said a lot about him and his family! He will be sadly missed but his testimony to His Wonderful Saviour will live on.
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Re: Tunnel Rat aka Tom McNaughton has passed away

Postby Signal 62 » Sun May 10, 2015 9:56 am

I had the good fortune of meeting Tom once. He was on his way to a teaching gig in Columbus. One of the kindest people I've ever met, he will be missed.
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Re: Tunnel Rat aka Tom McNaughton has passed away

Postby Just One Shot » Sat May 16, 2015 11:41 am

I've been a member here for a little while and I had never met Tom until this year. We met up on March 28 to make a trade, Tom was very easy to talk with and I could tell right away that he was a true gun enthusiast as well as a great guy. He made me a good offer for my Sig P239 SAS and I wanted to give him props on here but he wouldn't allow it since he was a moderator. I wish I had gotten to know him sooner, he is one of the many great people I've had the privilege of meeting through this site. My heart goes out to his family and friends in their time of grieving. May you rest in peace brother!
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Re: Tunnel Rat aka Tom McNaughton has passed away

Postby BaldOldWhiteGuy » Sat May 16, 2015 8:42 pm

Very sorry to hear that.
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Re: Tunnel Rat aka Tom McNaughton has passed away

Postby rightwingpatriot » Tue May 26, 2015 10:18 pm

I haven't been on this forum for a while, I signed in today and saw this, very sad to read. I only met tunnel rat once when I sold him a rifle, but that short time meeting him was very pleasant. Good man, R.I.P.
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Re: Tunnel Rat aka Tom McNaughton has passed away

Postby corrsk » Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:53 pm

It's been months since I've taken the time to read the forum. Sadly this is the first post I came across. Tom was a great guy. My interactions with him were primarily trades, so unfortunately the best thing I have to offer is he was always the person I preferred to deal with. I wish I could offer more. Every meeting resulted in a great conversation. I'll miss those most.
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Re: Tunnel Rat aka Tom McNaughton has passed away

Postby sts47 » Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:11 pm

with illness and surgery, i haven't been on in a long while. Tom will be missed.

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Re: Tunnel Rat aka Tom McNaughton has passed away

Postby 3FULLMAGS+1 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:59 am

Thought I'd share the only, (I think), conversation I had with him and it was on her....never met him in person,( though I wish I could have). It was just a few post's but He sounded like he was a great man from conversations on here....wish I could have met him!

Here's a link to "our" conversation on here if anyone's interested. :)

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